Featuring new mixed-media photographic pieces from C. Bay Milin, “signal-to-noise” consists of mixed-media photographic pieces of an ever changing durham. The images were taken with his NPC195 camera using expired FP-3000b instant film. He printed each image on 300gsm moab paper using epson archival inks, and overlaid designs by hand using archival gel inks.
The show is now on view sept 2-sept 22, main gallery 10am-5pm daily.
From the artist:
The collection reveals a version of Durham’s self. The ones seen and forward-facing, and the ones which are enmeshed within multiple layers of difficult history. These facets converge upon, through, and overlap alongside modern narratives in the making. When we find ourselves in front of these scenes, we can almost perceive the unseen connective energies linking places and memory.
We are in a very specific era of disconnection and disarray, and being a witness to these places allows us the opportunity to be a part of the transformation of everyday scenery. Seeming chaos explodes all around, re-forms into connection, then sinks into contemplation, and perhaps even hopeful conversation. We ourselves mirror this unease in a time of uncertainty and reimagining, in a world who has no choice but to move forward, no matter the discomfort of the present moment.
This will be for people who follow their curiosities with intention; who look between the slats of construction fences, who have an appreciation for past histories and landmarks, and who possess the ability to see what lies beyond the façade of the modern. For those who have the chance to experience the work, I would love them to be able to feel an immersion into a world of observation, place, memory and connectivity.