Melinda McDaniel

Opening Reception: Saturday September 5 from 6 to 8PM

Also on view: Photographs by Joseph Putrock and Arnold Kastenbaum

September 3, 2009 through October 11, 2009

Carrie Haddad Photographs is pleased to announce an exhibit featuring the work of artist Melinda McDaniel. This exhibition marks her debut with the gallery.

In Melinda McDaniel's work, photography becomes part of a much more expansive process resulting in an array of objects from collage to sculpture. Photographs are deconstructed then reconstructed again, remixing their original content to produce a new, and often surprising meaning. Unexposed photographic paper is exposed to light perhaps for an hour, perhaps a day, capturing something of its time and place, only to be shredded, torn, sliced or somehow fragmented, and ultimately reconfigured into elaborate sculptural objects. The work concerns itself with the nature and implications of image making, often in relation to the Self. This highly personal exploration is then communicated using a vocabulary closely akin to minimalism. McDaniel’s work is both provocatively conceptual and powerfully aesthetic.

Melinda McDaniel