“Gone Again” featuring photographs by April Tillman
Opening: Wednesday, January 31st, 6:00-9:00pm
Gallery 10G is pleased to announce the opening of “Gone Again” a solo show of photographs by NY-based artist, April Tillman. This will be Tillman’s first solo show at the gallery.
Tillman’s photographs are culled from her personal and everyday life experiences as a woman, a southerner, a traveler, a friend and a lover. Almost all of the works in this show are from an ongoing series entitled Southern Stills from 2001 to the present. In these works, Tillman documents both people and landscapes in her desire to capture emotionally charged moments. As a whole, her works have a silent harmony. They fit together and they tell a story. Tillman views each image as an intimate part of herself.
Tillman’s portraits convey a sense of vulnerability, as if the subject has been caught during an introspective moment. It’s as if she’s waiting in the shadows for the perfect time to capture her subjects. Her portraits depict the struggles of every day life without telling all the details. Some issues brought to the forefront in her work are related to body image, romantic relationships to the trials and tribulations of coming of age. Tillman’s photographs leave us wanting more, like a voyeur we can’t get enough. We want to read her subject’s minds, get under their skin and foresee the future that will befall them.
In all of her images, including her landscapes, Tillman has captured a sense of loneliness. The landscape images differ from the portraits as they reveal a sense of calm yet they forebode danger. Tillman’s landscape images convey a serene discord. We are not sure if something has just happened or if it’s about to. For example, in Georgia, the photograph of the blue Cadillac, we see the rolling clouds and anticipate a huge rain storm or has it just passed? In Fruit Stand, we wonder if the store is closed permanently or has the owner just closed up shop for the day? Again, Tillman’s photographs leave us wanting more. She purposefully allows for this sense of ambiguity in her work thus allowing the viewer to ponder all of the possibilities. Altogether, Gone Again is an intimate portrait of how life changes unexpectedly.
April Tillman is 28 and was born in a small town in Southern Georgia. She currently lives and works in NYC. She received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, NY in 2004. Her work has been exhibited at the Jen Bekman Gallery & Visual Arts Gallery, NY. She was the Image Coordinator for legendary National Geographic and Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry.
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