lost + found: Sarah Paz Hyde + Chrystal Lea Nause
December 10, 2016 – January 6, 2017
Opening: Saturday, Dec 10, 6 – 10pm
Gallery talk: Sunday, Dec 11, 10:30 am
Closing Reception: Thursday, January 5, 6 – 10pm
“lost + found” is a two person exhibition of large-format photographic works by Sarah Paz Hyde and Chrystal Lea Nause. The work collectively explores the idea of losing part of oneself only to unexpectedly finding something else. All images were photographed with large format 4×5 cameras, using hand-processed film. No digital manipulation has been used.
SARAH PAZ HYDE
Wonder Lost is an ongoing series that examines the relationship between childhood memories and their transition to adult recollections of the past; ultimately addressing that little bit of something we all have lost: childhood wonder. In capturing fabricated and found spaces, she hope to encourage the viewer to reconnect with the missing parts of themselves, in a way that reminds us all to live in a more joyful and imaginative, playful way by letting go of the unnecessary excess emotional baggage that results from being an “adult.”
Hyde’s first time photographing with a sense-of-purpose, a sense-of-self, was in high school. Long drives on sunlit backroads, in a 1991 Toyota Cressida, sunroof open, hair whisping around as sun rays peak through tree leaves, in search of magic — anything that spoke to me. Sarah Paz Hyde is a Southern Illinois native currently calling Colorado home.
CHRYSTAL LEA NAUSE
This [currently untitled] body of work is a collection of deeply personal narratives based on my experience with the deaths of those who were closest to me. I attempt to find solace through the excavation of my own soul and mind. The images visually represent a personal journey, mired through depression and anxiety, all in a search to understand the permanence of loss through death.
Nause fell in love with the darkroom at the age of 16, as an exchange student in Tasmania, Australia. She is passionate about traditional darkroom processes and is an Administrative Member of the New Orleans Community Printshop and Darkroom. This Midwest native now calls New Orleans her home.