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L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet'
BEST SERIES: Rebecca Clark - 'Civil Brutality', 'Idyllic Repercussions' and 'Obsessive Reflection'
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' BEST SERIES: Rebecca Clark - 'Civil Brutality', 'Idyllic Repercussions' and 'Obsessive Reflection' (Click on image for larger view)
OBSESSIVE REFLECTION by Rebecca Clark
BEST SERIES
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Rebecca Clark says, "This series of photomontages in diptych form explore the manipulation and transformation of art historical facts into photographic fiction.  I am interested in challenging the traditional masculine gaze of the old master paintings I photograph by dissecting the paintings into small parts and liberating the pieces from their original context.  The photographic artifacts can then be re-interpreted, distorted and manipulated to produce alternative narratives.

I use the diptych format to explore the shifting nature of memory and how interpretation of information is altered by gender, context and time.  The diptych as a whole offers a narrative that questions and subverts the facts of the original image, while each part a tells a different version of that newly constructed narrative.

I construct my photomontages so they that initially appear to be historic paintings and provoke the viewer to question the medium and veracity of the image.  My intention is to create an image that wavers between dualities: painting and photograph, part and whole, reality and fiction, past and present, male and female. Within the open-ended narratives of the pseudo historic images, I hope the viewer recognizes contemporary themes about conflict, anxiety, and identity."


Rebecca Clark is a Professor of Art at the Community College of Rhode Island where she teaches photography.  She studied art history at Oberlin College where she earned her BA and holds a MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.  Rebecca’s work has always involved some form of alternative process or manipulation of media and the integration of appropriated imagery.  Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the country, most recently solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Davis Orton Gallery and group shows at Panopticon Gallery, Houston Center for Photography and the Center for Fine Art Photography.  In 2016 she was a Critical Mass finalist. Rebecca lives with her family in eastern Connecticut. 

www.rebeccaclarkphoto.com
 
L.A. Photo Curator: Global Photography Awards - 'Where Photography & Philanthropy Meet' BEST SERIES: Rebecca Clark - 'Civil Brutality', 'Idyllic Repercussions' and 'Obsessive Reflection' (Click on image for larger view)
IDYLLIC REPERCUSSIONS by Rebecca Clark
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