Alice Hargrave balances a sophisticated relationship between place and perception in her most recent photographic work featured in Paradise Wavering. The exhibition will introduce two digital videos and thirty large format photographs, consisting mostly of images the artist has made from her expeditions throughout the past decade, interspersed with some images produced by re-photographing vintage travel snapshots from family albums. By weaving the past into the present images, Hargrave explores the medium of photography to construct mood and memory. Her palm-dappled landscapes and shadowy nature scenes are devoid of people and saturated in rich tones to evoke a liminal space where anything is possible.
The cusp between lightness and darkness fascinates me
That in between time, which is neither day nor night, underscores for me the passage of time. The association of apparent opposites instigates an array of emotions that direct the way we approach the images and the memories they bring forward.
About Alice Hargrave
Alice Q. Hargrave is a photographic artist and educator based in Chicago. She has exhibited her photography widely and is represented in several collections including The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago) and The Ruttenberg Collection. Her work has been seen at Yale University Art Gallery, The Smart Museum of Art, The Tweed Museum of Art, Art Metz (France), and Carol Ehlers Gallery. She has received many awards and has been published and reviewed in several journals. She has been a professor at Columbia College Chicago since 1994.