Join us at the University Gallery at RIT tomorrow night at 5pm for the opening of this interdisciplinary exhibition!
Michelle was chosen to represent the Graduate students in Imaging Arts and Sciences in a college wide call for entries. The images that are featured in this show are from her thesis work, I could go with you.
"In this body of work I am investigating how text and image work together to communicate
one story. In many ways a photograph is eternally fictional and unattainable; one can never
look upon an image and revisit the same scene or moment that was tangible only for a
fraction of a second to the image-maker. For better or worse, a photograph transports its
viewer to a scene that can be infinitely reinterpreted, but never truly revisited. However, once
text is written, or etched onto glass as it is in this series, it has factual and constant points
of entry. Text has the ability to conjure unique images and reference points to every reader.
When combined in the series I could go with you., text and image communicate a disjointed
narrative about trauma and one’s attempt to return to a sense of normalcy."
I remember the sky as pink and the waves as navy.
In my dream they came for him with dogs in the night.
The show will be up from April 7 to May 24. An artists reception will be held tomorrow, Wednesday April 16th from 5 to 7 p.m. in the University Gallery, located on the second floor of Booth Hall.
Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
You can view more of Michelle's work on her website.