Status Updates features photographic projects taken from the Facebook pages of artists: Adam Eckstrom, Bonnie Pipkin, Jen Rodewald, Brina Thurston, and Ian Umlauf. Curated by David B. Smith.
The one-night show consists of a slide show / screening of 6 – 20 images of each artist with live sound accompaniment by Doom Trumpet. Photographic prints from the series’ will also be displayed in the gallery space.
The projects in the show blur the line between the artists’ art practices and their daily life and jobs. These artists use photography to tell diverse stories about their lives, interests and creative spheres. When removed from their original context the images stand on their own as autonomous works of art with strong narrative and emotional content. The arrays of images document their way of thinking and moving through the real world, while playing with the mechanisms of the social media platform.