Work by Trent Alvey and Jan Andrews
SEPTEMBER 14 – NOVEMBER 2, 2018
On the Border of Realism features the artwork of Jan Andrews and Trent Alvey. These artists are inspired by capturing the transitory moments of everyday life, the movement of light, and the impressions these illuminated scenes leave on the senses. Both use photography as their medium, but use different subject matter for inspiration. Alvey photographs water mixing with paint in a paint tray, while Andrews photographs flowers through hazy greenhouse windows.
Alvey says she watches the movement of grass, clouds, light, water—non-linear occurrences—that come into existence only for a moment because they are as transparent as any emotion or fleeting thought that passes through our mind every day.
For this collection Alvey explains, “Water is the medium that is most important as it finds its way to low places.” This is her favorite way to observe, having no notion of what may occur or where or even the expectation that something will occur and if it does will she even notice.
Andrews explains the visual arts, particularly photography, is dependent upon the movements of particles of light to illuminate the object or the scene which is then impressed upon the senses then conveyed and lodged for contemplation.
In these photographs Andrews attempts to make visible the interior of a greenhouse and the almost indistinguishable plants as seen through the hazy glass windows in late afternoon. Andrew says, “The images of the flowers inside are illuminated as merely imprints or shadows of their original shapes and colors.”
*Featured image: Jan Andrews, Greenhouse Effect, Photo printed on brushed aluminum, 2017