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Split Ends by Lily LaGrange

The photography of artist Lily LaGrange will be on view in the Firehouse Gallery from November 26th to November 30th*. The artist will be Thursday, November 29th, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

“Split Ends is a photographic investigation of isolation, tension, and transition. It consists of landscapes and portraits photographed in both Iceland and Louisiana over the past year. This work raises larger questions about representation, perception and truth through the use of image inversions, formal repetition and the passage of time.

Caves, volcanoes, wetlands and glaciers all suggest long geological timespans. The monochromatic coldness and dynamic geography of Iceland juxtaposes the sticky, humid and flat swamp of Louisiana. I emphasize weather, climate and atmosphere to ground the viewer in two distinct geographical places, in addition to underscoring the power of the internal workings of the earth, suggesting a relationship to humans’ emotional workings. All of the landforms photographed are a direct result of millions of years of tension and pressure, contrasting with the geological beauty of the final image.” - LaGrange

*Note November 30th: the Firehouse Gallery has abbreviated hours due to the Festival of Lights. Hours that day TBD. Regular gallery hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

This exhibition is free and open to the public.