ampersand is pleased to present the recent work of three emerging Bay Area artists: Jason Kalogiros, Maggie Preston and Jessica Skloven.
For QUASAR* these photographers embrace the art of photography with a simultaneously precise and balancing act between chance and control. With an austere, stark beauty and a deceptive simplicity, each image stands here on the brink of abstraction. Each image is a simple documentation that is also a revelation of the material reality which eludes our seeing eyes. As the work in Quasar celebrates chroma, light, time and space, it corrals their energies and explores the natural order and the human situation in it. These three photographers are sacred mediators, quixotic heroes in charge of unlocking the alchemical secrets of the hidden world, of the mysterious forces that surround us. And the three of them are here victorious.
*Quasars are among the most luminous, powerful, and energetic objects known in the universe. They tend to inhabit the very centers of active young galaxies and can emit up to a thousand times the energy output of the Milky Way.
Exhibition Essay : Maria Porges