Paper Cuts: An Exploration of Identity Through Gestalt Theory
December 5-December 16, 2014
Second Floor Gallery, Owen Hall
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 5, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Destiney Stubbs describes her Senior Exhibition in Photography, the culmination of her work toward a Bachelor of Arts degree, in the following statement.
I believe that identity is an amalgam of fine-tuned collections of innumerable passing events, from routines, to frequented places, the home, and experiences dated in childhood. By referencing concepts such as Gestalt Theory and Karol Ward’s Der Augenblick, I have created a highly intentional narrative of systematic randomization to represent my personal metamorphosis through a tightly layered, day-to-day experience. The photos I have utilized also come from a broad spectrum of identity analysis. Some are seemingly insignificant moments I have captured over the past many years, others are snapshots left over from childhood, and there are a few that have been taken by family members before my birth. My influences have included the work of Vik Muniz, the Gee’s Bend Quilters, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, most of whom have inspired me to take the hands-on, collage approach instead of digital manipulation. By layering photos together, one is able to encounter a physical, textured depth that is representational of the layering of events that develop oneself. Each fragment is a separate story that relates to a greater whole, and I encourage the viewer to examine them in hopes they may also meditate an expedition through their own identity.--Destiny Stubbs