Saturday, September 26, 2009

In California: Keliy Anderson-Staley solo show @ UCR

from University of California, Riverside:

Yule Harvesting Ice Whipple Pond, Maine 2006 © Keliy Anderson-Staley

Off the Grid & (-Americans)
Keliy Anderson-Staley
On View September 26- November 27, 2009
Reception: October 01, 2009

In the photo series Off the Grid and (-Americans), Keliy Anderson-Staley uses the conventions of portraiture and landscape to raise questions about representation, individuality and the many ways photography has shaped notions of identity from the 19th century to today’s digital age. In (-Americans) Anderson-Staley uses the wet plate collodion process to capture her sitters both individually and in couples. By utilizing the same antique process made popular in the 1850s and 1860s, when many believed that photography could scientifically record and catalogue a person’s racial or ethnic identity, Anderson-Staley probes technology’s claim to absolute objectivity. In Off the Grid, she focuses on the construction of place, using digital technology to capture how communes, communities, and collectives form identities from alternative or traditional philosophies.

Lecture, Keliy Anderson-Staley and curator Lisa Henry, 1st Thursday ARTSwalk, October 1, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Artist Reception, 8:00-9:00pm

Photo Studio, features public sittings for 19th-century style portraits, available for purchase Friday, October 2, 12:00 – 5:00pm (Reservations required: Limit 25)

Community Portrait Studio
First Sunday Family Day, October 4, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Digital portraits to be exhibited on-line

Photo Studio, features public sittings for 19th-century style portraits, available for purchase.
Monday, October 5, 12:00 – 5:00pm (Reservations required: Limit 25)

For more info, contact: Digital Studio Program @ UCR ARTSblock (951) 827-4796 or

Earthway's Lodge in Winter Canaan, Maine 2006 © Keliy Anderson-Staley

Stay tuned for our Conversation with Keliy coming up in October.

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