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a documentation of the art of Aaron Artrip, Carlie Gentry, Allie Wolpert, and Jessica Thompson by CHRISWITHCAMERA facebook.com/chriswithcamera featured music – Port O’Brien “Tree Bones” http://www.portobrien.com/ [aaron artrip] Bringing you a variety of printmaking styles and a wall mural. He…

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a documentation of the art of Aaron Artrip, Carlie Gentry, Allie Wolpert, and Jessica Thompson

by CHRISWITHCAMERA
facebook.com/chriswithcamera

featured music – Port O’Brien “Tree Bones”
http://www.portobrien.com/

[aaron artrip] Bringing you a variety of printmaking styles and a wall mural. He currently works with animal and nature based imagery in an effort to honor these creatures and sever himself from the lifestyle that alienates them in modern society.

[carlie gentry] I have always been fascinated by the idea of duality but realize that I can’t be two things at once. I will always be fostering one thing with a little bit more love than its opposing force. Still, I crave a semblance of balance in my creation.

On the Video work:
These are all experiments that surround the same question: “What happens if…” They are short, gritty sketches made with a cell phone and the most basic editing programs. Their intention is to be as raw and visceral as the human imagination. They simply act out upon the strange, split second thoughts we all have.

On the Photographic Installation:
I have been shooting these sorts of images in these same areas of Southern Appalachia for at least five years now. It’s nearly a compulsive need inside me to document this culture and its leave behinds before it fades away forever. Besides being drawn to open country for its beauty, I also feel strangely alive among these obvious relics of the past. So much so, that I wanted to bring that feeling into the bedroom of a small suburban home. I wanted to transform the view into another lifestyle.

[allie wolpert] This is a body of work driven by comments of negativity and pessimism regarding her generation. Allie Wolpert seeks to discover for herself the quintessential qualities of a generation said to be lazy, narcissistic, and unprofessional. The delivery of her work is through environmental portraits intended to break down those notions, or maybe even confirm notions about Generation Y.

For the mixed media pieces:
This body of work uses a combination of both abstract and realistic imagery to bond together the human experience with astronomical bodies. It’s easy to forget that the human experience lives within the greater context of the universe. This body of work is here to serve as a reminder of this, as well as an encourage human beings to continue exploring the final frontier.

[jessica thompson] The conscious experience of an individual regarded as a continuous, flowing series of images and ideas running through the mind. Stream of consciousness.

This work is about honesty.

For far too long, I have been making the work I thought I was supposed to make instead of the work I wanted to. After a while, I couldn’t even remember what making MY art felt like. I needed catharsis. I forgot about every camera I owned and snagged a pocket point-and-shoot to keep in my purse. It’s so quick and convenient; I couldn’t help but photograph everything. I tried to push out everything I thought I knew or understood about art and photography and just act. Impulsively and honestly. I had nothing to go off of except my own intuition. Eventually I was picking up every camera I own and photographing with the same attitude.

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