Exhibition on view:
March 23 – May 5, 2012
Opening Reception for the artists:
Friday, March 23, 7-9pm
Civilian Art Projects presents a group exhibition in its project space called “Time and Land,” featuring Washington, DC photographers Ken D. Ashton, Kate MacDonnell, and Terri Weifenbach. This is a companion show to Colby Caldwell’s solo exhibition “spent” in the front galleries.
Ken D. Ashton, focusing on focal length and motion, continues his exploration of the urban landscape through shots of a moving train taken in Italy and the U.S. North East corridor. Documenting the landscape for 30 years, Ashton has often been drawn to photographing from a moving vehicle. The locations where the images were shot blur focus and location into one familiar place of motion and illusion.
Kate MacDonnell exhibits sixteen images of different vantage points shot in her mom's home in suburban Maryland. Documenting this house over many years, images taken in the same place over several years shows how time changes the land and the perspective of the photographer.
Terri Weifenbach presents “Blue”, a 3 min. 18 sec HD video shot in Wheaton Regional Park in 2011. Terri’s videos came about when technology finally allowed her to use her manual photo Leitz lenses for video, allowing her video to look like her color photographs. The video is essentially layers of photographs showing a subtle change in time near a pond. Weifenbach went to a park in Maryland, a source for much of her work, to shoot videos of scenes she might more regularly shoot with a still camera. The moving image's beauty unfolds as the wind changes the water and the clouds passing over the sun adjust the contrast in the sky.