This is an in-person event
ReVisited is comprised of a series of photomontages of toned, gelatin silver prints and hand distressed chemi-grams. This work began around 60 years ago with my grandfather creating family memories, as so many others did via 35mm slide film. After inheriting these slides when my grandfather passed, I first set out to look at each image in an effort to organize them into a more manageable collection. After viewing the approximately 1800+ slides, it was interesting to me how disconnected I felt from many of them. I knew only a small handful of the people in the images (my grandfather / grandmother / mother / aunt / great-grandfather / great-grandmother) and about the same with the locations. This created a juxtaposition of physical disconnection and personal connection and vice versa when viewing many of the slides. Revisited applies not only to the feeling of being an outsider in viewing these memories of family but also as a revisiting of style and process. This approach includes combining color toning, distressed photo paper, chemi-grams and most importantly the photomontage aspect of these pieces.