On view December 3, 2014 – January 13, 2015
For the month of December, Stumptown’s Downtown gallery is pleased to present Michigan-based photographer Debbie Carlos. Born in Los Angeles, Carlos grew up in Manila, Philippines. She has since studied psychology at Clark University in Massachusetts and photography at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited all over the US, Europe and Asia, and featured on such publications as Time Out Chicago, Anthology Mag, Frankie Magazine, Design for Mankind, Food & Wine Magazine, Design Love Fest, Refinery 29, and Buzzfeed.
Her photos attempt to capture objects at their moments of greatest clarity: In certain light, at a certain time of day, in a certain place. The method is to wander and notice. Moments of quiet strangeness, patterns of light and shadow, minute-by-minute surprises, changes that don’t happen, something askew, something exactly in place, natural and artificial phenomena, are all sources of inspiration, and the subjects for her work.
About the black and white posters which will be on view at Stumptown, Carlos says:
I have always loved the Eames mantra of “Create the best for the most for the least.” Good, beautiful things should be available to everyone. During my time in art school, I began to use the plotters in the architecture department to make quick, large, and affordable prints for class. I loved the rough and textural aesthetic of the black-and-white, half-tone images. Reappropriating for fine art a printing method usually reserved for architectural drawings allowed me to produce striking pieces that were casual, but also bold.
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