Considerations of the Mixed Media Still Life
Photographs by Jamie A Kyle
Reception: Sat, Jan 11, 4-5:30pm
When photographing a still life, one is faced with the challenge of making a picture, rather than taking a picture. Through lighting, composition, and the appropriate arrangement of items, the photographer constructs an image. But consider… if a still life is an opportunity to build and create an image, then why should the artist limit themselves to the simple arrangement of tangible objects? In this series, traditional still life subjects have been intertwined with various 2-dimensional medias, resulting in a mixed media still life. While a photograph is the result of a series of choices made by the photographer, the introduction of the 2-dimensional media makes those choices much more apparent to the audience. Ultimately, the 2-dimensional media acts as evidence of the artist’s presence in the finished work.
Jamie A Kyle is a locally based artist who has called Utah home for most of her life. She earned her BFA in Photography from Weber State University in 2009, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Utah.
Location: Main Library, Gallery at Library Square
Contact Information: 801-524-8200