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Ken Giles: standing in front of or behind the fire hydrant | standing behind or in front of the fire hydrant, 2

standing in front of or behind the fire hydrant | standing behind or in front of the fire hydrant, 2

Ken Giles

For me the photograph is a transitory art object that continually explores how personal interactions with our world are re-lived as moments of one’s visual subjectivity in a constantly changing world. To offer up photographic imagery that speaks to the conceptual possibilities embedded in the still photograph, I use a varied array of photographic techniques and technologies, and create an extensive aesthetic of both conceptual and narrative photographic work. In all this visual diversity, one predominant creative question is repeatedly present: if the photograph gives us such a unique ability to revisit the chronology of our lives, then, essentially, the photograph is our optical echo of our time, that, irresistible and tirelessly, underpins our existential reality.

This work is featured as part of the 2017 Alumni Exhibition: “Ambiguities/Innuendoes? Go Fish.”, on view at the Stamps Gallery in Ann Arbor. Check the exhibition page for dates, times, and hours.