Faculty Spotlight: Photography Exhibition “Paramnesia” and Artist Talk by Professor Naomi Vanderkindren

Louie-Meager Art Gallery
Exhibit runs: August 28 – September 28, 2015
Monday and Wednesday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 4:00pm

The Louie-Meager Art Gallery at Ohlone College presents the photo series, Paramnesia, by artist and CCSF Photography and Ohlone College instructor Naomi Vanderkindren. The exhibition will be on display from August 28 through September 28, 2015. Ms. Vanderkindren will present a lecture on her work on Thursday, September 17 at 4:00pm in the gallery.

Ms. Vanderkindren’s ongoing series, Paramnesia, takes the viewer through conflicting interpretations of reality. She utilizes historic techniques and stylistic approaches that create suggestions of old photographs. These encourage the viewer to feel connections to history, though hers is a fabricated one. On closer inspection, the viewer finds a modern world, rather than an historic one, complete with power lines and litter. In the end, the world we find in her images is one that distorts rather than informs. Like the memory disorder of the same name, Paramnesia is an ever-changing amalgamation of objective truth, expectation and fantasy. This is a world that exists only through photographic illusion.

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