FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CATHARINE STEBBINS, PLACES
March 10 April 14, 2007
Reception for the Artist Saturday, March 10, 7-10pm
Complimentary valet parking
2121 San Fernando Road, Suite3, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Web site, http://www.drkrm.com/performance.html
Gallery hours, Tuesday Saturday, 11am-5pm
Catharine Stebbins digital C-prints 40”x40”--wash #1, sandspit #1, concha #1
The locations in these large scale color photographs create feelings of connectedness and ascendancy, anticipation and maybe a little dread; locations that transcend the confines of time, where the past coexists with the present, and fact and fiction become one. The viewers Intuition determines if the given locale is special or just another vacant lot, a hallowed site of worship or tragedy.
“Memory is crucial to my work,” Stebbins explains. “It is what I like to call the eco-tableau vivant, or the organic mise en scène. I view the world as a full-scale diorama framed by the rear window of a 1963 Chevy station wagon. Vast, harsh deserts; dirt roads leading to unseen canyons; beautiful places that I know could also be dangerous, are like homing devices for me. Places where I feel insignificant yet powerful, connected, and wholly alive.”
drkrm. gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to the display and survey of popular cultural images, fine art photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes.
Regular gallery hours are Tuesday Saturday, 11 am 5 pm. All gallery events are free and open to the public.