Gloria DeFilipps Brush
Alternative Facts: Photography by Any Means
Artist Statement, 2021
This series fuses the innate power of objects with overheard, recorded or sometimes imagined or only implied dialogues. Photography’s own uncertain presence as observer is implicit. In this evolving, long-term series I use containers, often books and envelopes, to serve as my recurring connotative premise and arena for interactions of visual thoughts and notations. Containers as objects are multivalent, their meanings shifting with the expectations and framing of the reader. The relationship between fact and fiction within the pages or confines may be altogether evident to one individual, unfathomable to another, or the very distinction between them seen as irrelevant or non-existent by still others. Memories encoded in books and enclosed in containers are inexactly iterative. Pages cannot always contain thoughts. Our histories invite revision.
These photographs are archival inkjet prints from digitally mediated, multiple camera sources. This series has been supported in part by a University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid of Research and Imagine grants.
On display March 1 – April 12, 2021 at the PACE Center Art Gallery: