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Alexa Frango @ Perspective Gallery

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Alexa Frango – Zoetrope: A Photographic Celebration of Celluloid Cinema
September 4 – 27

Virtual Artist Talk: September 17 | 7 PM

“During her adolescence, any ounce of free time she had was spent with movies. She read about movies voraciously, watched them at home, and immersed herself in them at her local cineplex. Films were her higher reality, the primary object of many dreams and reveries. Growing up in the era of light through celluloid, going to the movies felt like a tactile experience. She learned to spot the “cigarette burns” that signaled the end of a film reel, and she would often try to catch a glimpse of the projectionist queuing the new reel. Today, these cans of celluloid are jettisoned in favor of streaming and digital projection.

In this series, she has taken found imagery from films, along with elements of projection and household objects, and created constructed collages. The act of photographing these constructions transforms the scraps of paper and other objects, distilling the repetition, illusion, and other hallmarks of cinema they contain. The work is both a eulogy to the dying art of celluloid cinema, and a celebration of its essence.”

Perspective Gallery
1310-1/2B Chicago Ave.

Location: Evanston, Illinois, United States Type:

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