January 6 - 30, 2011
Opening Reception: 5 - 8pm
First Thursday, January 6, 2011
Punch presents Previously, an exhibition of new photographic works by Bill Finger. Combining the narrative world of television crime drama with that of the photographer as "unreliable narrator," each photograph plays along the thin line between fiction, reality and photography. Beginning with a handcrafted miniature diorama, Finger's photographs are constructed specifically for the point of view of the camera. Each diorama is created by entwining memories of specific places and events with those of Hollywood movie sets that Finger worked on during his past career as an Assistant Cameraman.
Many crime dramas open with a montage of events that have occurred "previously". It is upon the basis of these brief glimpses into the past that the narrative is framed and is propelled forward. Just as memories can become distorted and facts confused with fantasy, the photograph as an anchor to the past often proves to be just as fluid.
Bill Finger received his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005 and now lives in Seattle with his wife Anna. Bill's work has been shown in both the US and Canada, and is included in the permanent collection of The George Eastman House Museum of Photography in Rochester, NY.
Hours: Noon-5pm Thurs-Sat,
or by appointment.
Justin Colt Beckman
Digital C-Print, 30x40 inches, 2010
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