Mary West Quin :: Ophelia: The Art of Exposure
December 1-31, 2018
Opening: Saturday, Dec 15, 5-9pm
The poetry of desire–The art of exposure.
A series of cyanotype photographs made with light sensitive cyanotype chemistry creating sensual blue images when exposed to light to match the blue books of Storyville.
Mary West Quin’s work explores a paradox of photography, which renders fleeting ideas and feelings into fixed images. She draws on concepts from anthropology and philosophy to explore the space between camera and subject that often mirrors the spaces within and between people.
Quin works with a traditional view camera to create large negatives (8×10) to produce platinum palladium contact prints. She stays grounded in the historical roots and questions of photography—permanence and concerns of objectivity. Her work has been exhibited nationally and rests in many private collections.
Quin holds an BS in Anthropology from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, an MA in Philosophy the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives and works in the Deep South which serves as a crucible for her continued work.