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(re)arrangements: new works by tamara suarez Porras

(re)arrangements is a series of new works by tamara suarez porras created during a three-month residence at The Growlery in San Francisco. Drawing from prior works that consider poetic possibilities of vernacular archives, she creates poetic assemblages meditating on human relationships to the universe through the photographic image, using material collected from magazines, books, and scientific texts. A central photograph of books with their spines turned inward alludes to fixedness of text and the simultaneous possibilities that emerge from a practice of artistic research that reimagines existing text and image. These works consider the poetic potential from photographs when decoupled from informational texts. The same photographs reappear within different forms--as black-and-white darkroom printed assemblages, polaroids, and color prints--to develop varied associative significances from the material. With visible tears and folds, the images meditate on the impossible physical relationship to galactic bodies of unfathomable scale and at impossible distances, yet able to be held by the hand through the photographic object.

Earlier Event: February 23
Rooted Recipes Project x Radical Joy
Later Event: March 30
Haleigh Nickerson: Still