Difficult Situations

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Difficult Situation, 2010 Installation, Photograph © Amanda Keller Konya
Difficult Situations

3601 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
July 31st, 2010 - August 28th, 2010
Opening: August 7th, 2010 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

long beach
Sat, 11 am-5 pm (& by appointment)
Amanda Keller Konya, Project Room G3 photography digital, installation


July 31st - August 28th

Reception: Saturday,August 7th, 7-9 pm

Gallery hours: Sat 11am 5pm (& by appointment)


Project Room G3 is pleased to present a solo exhibition "Difficult Situations" by Amanda Keller Konya. Based on the book Dealing With Difficult Situations published by The Kodak Library of Creative Photography the installation Difficult Situations literally addresses both the difficult situations attached to the photographic act and ideas about the photographers subjectivity.  The installation juxtaposes a photograph of a photographic manual, a surveillance camera used by outdoorsman to track potential prey and a mélange of cinematic scenes depicting interactions between two filmic characters: the photographer and the photographic subject. Throughout the run of the exhibition images captured by the surveillance camera will be placed in a vertical stack within the installation.  The inadequate manual, photographic device and appropriated representations trap the viewer in an unfamiliar shifting field, resulting in the necessity to navigate through what it means to simultaneously be looked at while also participating in the act of looking.