Abyss: a solo exhibition by Ashley Whitt
500 Exposition Avenue
Dallas, TX 75226
May 6- May 28, 2017
Opening reception: May 6th from 7-10pm
Abyss explores the dichotomy between order and chaos within the universe and within the self. Photographic collages and sculptural artist books are fabricated to illustrate the physical manifestations of anxiety and depression through the destruction and reconstruction of the photographic image.
Collages are made using a combination of alternative processes: lumen prints, chemigrams, and solvent transfers. To create the images, photographic prints are cut apart and sewn back together. Geometric and organic shapes mimic the patterns and phenomenons found within the universe. Abyss considers the correlation between the inner self and outer space as well as our desires to control and make sense of life and death.