Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Instant: An Exhibition in Polaroid

The Instant is an exhibition to be held July 26th in Long Island City NY and will feature artists that focus on the medium of Polaroid in their work.

Looks like a great show to attend...In looking through the artists work on the site I had a thought. Why do we feel the need to take pictures of vintage or run down things with Polaroid? It seems more often than not we match the retro medium with the subject matter, kinda interesting...

Anyway, two of the artists being featured really jumped out at me, Grant Hamilton who gets in real close and focuses on color and clean lines that tap into your visual memory and lead you to make connections with everyday items or icons, and Jordan Greehalgh who uses the medium to produce on of my favorite things, a stop motion film.