GAPS and FILLS | Photographs by Liena Vayzman

Title: Lake

The exhibition Gaps and Fills is comprised of panoramic photographs of natural landscapes interrupted by computer glitches, gaps and “loss”. The photographer’s point of view shifts so that they do not give a unified or singular authoritative viewpoint. Vayzman exploits the digital decays and pixel dropouts, called slivers, and loss that occur by chance when digital technology (as with iPhone photography in this case) is pushed to its limit. Vayzman incorporated these chance mistakes and errors in order to challenge a history of landscape photography that is associated with a straight patriarchal or Western colonial gaze. Instead she leaves gaps and unanswered questions in the photographs. She is inspired by her meditation practice of walking in nature, Japanese and Chinese traditional landscape aesthetics, as well as the process of forest decay and transformation such as fungus, lichen and mold. The photographs capture a feeling of solitude while visualizing absence and emptiness. The holes are also related to the photographer’s childhood experiences of migraine memory dropouts, and her research on mystic visions, while the rhythms in these photos relate to her video practice and music.

Liena Vayzman is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at LaGuardia Community College, The City University of New York.

Gallery Hours:
Monday through Thursday, 10am-5pm
Friday, 10am-4pm
Saturday, 10am-3pm

This exhibition runs concurrent with the Dataism exhibition at ArtsWestchester.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College
27 North Division Street
Peekskill, 10566
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Center for the Digital Arts, Westchester Community College
Presenter Phone: 914-606-7300
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