Outer Space is please to present:
by Camden Place
Opening: May 24, 2013 from 6-8 PM
Place’s work explores his fascination of the gap between our knowledge of self and our perception of self. We readily look for cues or ideas on how to carry or comport ourselves from people or representations of people we see around us, building these other examples into our identity. His work explores this relationship, addressing the influence that mainstream media and culture has on how he perceives himself.
In Memories: 1985-2000, Place creates an environment filled with the relics of his childhood. He has taken literal elements of his youth, placed them in their appropriate environs, and rewoven them to include fictitious characters from films that have impacted or influenced him. The pieces seek to draw attention to a relationship that is incredibly potent, yet chronically unseen. These characters helped to shape how he thinks, speaks and acts. They were central players in Place’s upbringing and therefore should be represented as solidly and literally as their influence. By placing them into images from his childhood they take their rightful place amongst the people who shaped his growth and history; creating a far more accurate and full-bodied representation of his past.
Memories: 1985-2000 opens May 24, 2013 with a reception from 6-8 pm. The gallery will be open by appointment through June 14, 2013.
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