VIOLINS WITHOUT VIOLINS
June 13 - July 3, 2013
Opening Reception: June 13, 6-8pm
"Violins Without Violins" is an exhibition about the intimate and impetuous reflection on the photographic image, in which the artists in this show share their introspective and private experiences. The name of the exhibition references the violin button on a synthesizer keyboard as an artificial noise rather than the pure sounds made from the actual musical instrument. Through different artistic interventions in photography and sculpture, the work in this show attempt to reconstruct the concepts of memory that are closely tied to photography's ability to record or index information.
As a violinist would produce sound by drawing a bow across one or more strings, an artist samples and experiments to create visual noise or order. These delicate reflections of the analog and digital, produce a synthesis that reexamines memories from each artist's personal narrative. The abstract work in this show never the less articulates a musical resonance, profound from the complexities that are represented in each owns introspection and creative process.
Island presents work by Sébastien Bonin, Etienne Courtois, Benjamin Hugard, Calvin Lee, Benoît Plateus, and Aaron Wrinkle.