November 25 – December 1, 2012
Clothesline Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Closing Reception:Friday, November 30th. 2012 from 5-9 P.M.
Clotheline’s first photography exhibit, The Corner & The Crane focuses on first impressions of foreign states, specifically The Bahamas (The Corner) and Istanbul (the Crane). Shot in a social documentary and journalistic manner, the works aim to present an existence or culture unknown to many American citizens. The images create a framework, whereby the viewer is invited to understand and empathize with the subjects. Both photographers offer a unique perspective of their individual travels.
Dylan Johnston’s photographs reveal his journey 100 miles off the shores of Florida to the remote island of Grand Cay. “Whether out fishing or staying on the island…life is teeming all around you in vibrant colors,” says Johnston, “These are my experiences on the boat and in a nation trying to rebuild itself.” His photographs speak to the gritty, authentic life that exists behind the tourist image of the Bahamas.
Meanwhile, photographs by Brandon Bakus focus on economic growth in a city whose antiquity and history are richly layered. “Malls, Cinemas, Hotels, luxury apartments and cars, American & Western style Café’s and food; [these] ‘ideals’ sprout up like behemoths[…]” Bakus’ juxtapositions of old and new raise questions and add to the discussion about globalized, contemporary life.
The exhibition will be on display from November 25th through December 1st at Clothesline Gallery & Boutique. 529 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org