Some Things I Can’t Explain, Photography by Rahshia Sawyer
July 1st – August 19th, 2016
Riverviews Artspace at 901 Jefferson Street, Lynchburg VA
The opening reception and artist talk for Some Things I Can’t Explain by Rahshia Sawyer will take place in the Craddock-Terry Gallery on First Friday, July 1st, 2016. Reception from 5:30 – 8:00 pm; artist talk at 6:30 pm.
“My work contrasts a daedalean journey of figurative photographs, with the subject disconnected from the ground as a signifier of their transforming reality. Each composition is selected to be neutral — to highlight that sliver of space between positive and negative. Allowing the work’s abstract quality to be informed by the viewer, recreating a singular struggle with our emotions — an experience we all share.”
Sawyer is a conceptual photographer based in the Washington DC area. She received her MFA from George Mason University in Virginia, and her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington DC. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is included in permanent collections in the US and France. Her current projects examine relationships between beauty and humanity and its balanced (or imbalanced) interaction between reality and fantasy.