THE OTHER STORY: a contextual challange
Advertisements, books, gallery walls, computer screens, televisions, and cell phone screens; the spaces we show and view images are always changing. For this first digital exhibition at Front Yard we explore these large compositions through a web browser window frame. I've challenged 7 artists with the task of creating a visual narrative within a 4000px square composition to reconsider the context of their work and how this might translate into a different kind of story than their work has told before.
The contributing artists include: Thomas Albdorf, Ying Ang, Lewis Chaplin, Patrick Driscoll, Lindsay Metivier, Caroline Schub, and David Zilber. Along with each artist's composition, some have additionally included croppings from their compositions (as cropped by a web browser window frame) and single images which relate to their narrative compositions; these single edition prints can be viewed and purchased here.
Based between Melbourne, Singapore and New York, Ying Ang is a photographer of social and contemporary issues. Her interests lie in creating visual and literary content for print, web and installation, exploring a range of formats and styles. Ying has exhibited internationally in group and solo shows from New York to Arles, in addition to working for clients such as the Wall Street Journal,The Fader in New York, Das Magazin in Zurich, Yo Dona in Madrid and Afisha Mir in Moscow on editorial features. She graduated as valedictorian for the 2009-2010 class of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at The International Centre of Photography, has garnered a wide range of of international awards and was a participant in the Reflexions Masterclass of 2011-2013.
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Lewis Chaplin is a London-based artist, anthropologist and publisher. Since 2009 Chaplin has co-run fourteen-nineteen – a project dedicated to publishing engaging young photography. He is also an organiser of Copeland Book Market, an annual event for selling and discussing printed matter. Lewis recently graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, David Chaim Jacob Zilber (b. 1985) is a professional chef and butcher who has worked in fine dining establishments across Canada since 2004. Photography has been one of his chief creative outlets over the past half-decade, alongside cooking, painting, writing and industrial design. Working exclusively with 135 format film, his work has been shown across North America, and featured in projects such as Vice, It's Nice That, Subbacultcha and Street Carnage. He is the creator of the on-line photojournal Recidivism and Prolix, a book of black and white photographs, was released in September 2011 through Montreal's Trapshot Archives. He has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Amsterdam, Toronto, New York, Vancouver and L.A.
Patrick Driscoll is a photographer living and working in the Southwest region of the United States. He enjoys making work in order to better understand the human condition, however it hasn't gotten him all that far. He does not enjoy talking about himself in the third person.
Lindsay Metivier was born in Burlington, Vermont and currently lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2008 she earned a BFA in Photography and a BA in Art Education from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2011 she founded Aviary Gallery & Digital Lab in Jamaica Plain. Additionally she teaches photography and works as a photographer on a freelance basis. Her work has been shown most recently at the Stonecrop Gallery, Nave Gallery and in a Humble Arts Foundation online exhibition.
Thomas Albdorf was born in Linz, Upper Austria in 1982. After working for several years as a Graphic Designer and Art Director, he studied Transmediale Kunst at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, where he graduated in 2013. Despite working with various media, his main interest focuses on photography and sculpture – in particular, the intersection area between both practices, their shifting perceptions and the decontextualization caused by internet distribution.