Where I'm Calling From
featuring videos by Dale Hoyt, Jan Peacock,
Anna Shteynshleyger, and Regina Clarkinia
and photography by Justine Reyes
Reception for the artists, Friday, November 5th, 5-9
exhibition on view October 29th-November 27th
"I won't raise my voice. Not even if she starts something. She'll ask me where I'm calling from, and I'll have to tell her. I won't say anything about New Year's resolutions. There's no way to make a joke out of this." -Raymond Carver, "Where I'm Calling From"
Artists have always understood the psychic and social implications of a telephone call--voice becomes the synecdoche of body and reaches the ear of someone not within physical proximity. You are connected to that person but in ways that make your lack of connection more obvious. Each of the video works in this exhibition employs the phone as the potent, elliptical tool that it is and explores its relationship to both place and placelessness, home and distance from home. The photography by Reyes makes palpable the honest yearning of place through her revelatory portraits of her mother and uncle in their home and in hotel rooms in various locales from her series "Home, Away From Home."