I Am Not So Different

Art Palace Gallery / Austin, TX :: June 27 - August 5, 2009

Curated by Rachel Lynn Cook

Artists: Duncan Ganley, Anna Krachey, Jessica Mallios, Adam Schreiber, Erin Shirreff, and Augusta Wood

I Am Not So Different illustrates the affinities and dissimilarities that may be found in a chosen group of photographs. The selected images, while being abstract, are not so far from being grounded in our experience of reality. Each artist works within the “frame” of photography to produce images that evoke an uncanny, even eerie quality. The works’ subjects include mundane or banal objects found at the Harry Ransom Center, objects the artists have collected, ordinary handmade yet elusive clay objects, text from memory inserted into the landscape, and the collusion of real and fictional spaces. Gathered into a collective viewing, the photographs present their differences as a place for shared common ground. It is through these differences that an overlap and intersection is revealed.