Curators selected 93 artworks by 66 artists for the exhibition. Also, three Spotlight artists will exhibit bodies of work, Nick Bayer, Dustin Boise, and Emily Kern. Intern Ashley Romano interviewed the artists to learn about their creative process. Watch for more profiles throughout the run of the exhibition, which remains on display at Living Arts, 307 E Brady,
Esteban Pulido, Norman
Laura on Balcony, Woman with Dog and Elizabeth Standing
Q: What was your concept(s) behind your work(s)?
EP: I try to find moments where the people being photographed are not creating another body for themselves, or posing. I want the viewer to relate to the subject and not become overwhelmed by specific details of subjects or their surroundings that might lead the viewer to make assumptions and reach particular conclusions.
Q: Explain the technique and/or process you used for the piece(s).
EP: It is important for me to eliminate presence of the camera during the photographing process by giving the viewer a straightforward and neutral interpretation of the subject. This allows the subject to more directly speak to the viewer, giving them the opportunity to connect with each other and form their own personal relationships.