Opening Reception June 29th, 2024 4pm-6pm
Show runs from -
July 20th, 2024 - October 12th, 2024
This piece acts as an example of recent work from the artist and what you might expect from the upcoming exhibit.
Artist - Sherry Insley
My current work is a rumination on time, using mixed media and light sensitive materials in an attempt to document impermanence and memory. I am interested in the physical nature of photography’s relationship to time, and this inquiry consists of several bodies of work that address this concept. The Ebb series asks what does it mean to use a tool that documents and preserves, to create images that intentionally disappear? Lumen printing, a historic alternative printing process, is ephemeral in nature and the image will degrade over time. Conversely, in the "Ghost Forest" series, the image persists in its reproduction, while the subjects themselves are deteriorating into near disappearance. Can experiences and perceptions become fabrications or by products of photography? The Lake Montebello and Temporality series captures the fleeting effect of a temperature inversion over the lake and a city park. The environment is completely transformed and the viewer can find this both calming and/or disorienting. Threshold and Untethered further examine these questions by playing with the viewer's sensory response to the images and sound. Photographic images can serve as witness and documents of record, as well as manipulate and influence time. My interests lie in photography’s attempt to order time and preserve memory. In an age where virtually every action and event is recorded and archived, I am intrigued with slowing down and examining this process. These bodies of work include large scale black and white digital photography, video and sound installation, and historic photographic processes.
Sherry Insley is a mixed media artist working primarily in photography, video, printmaking, and artist books. Her current work is a rumination on time and the impermanence of both the emotional and realized landscape of memory. She utilizes light sensitive materials in both historic and contemporary ways to document and preserve these investigations. Interested in the physicality of photography, her most recent work Temporality, explores how image making can manipulate and influence the experience of time. Sherry Insley is a 2023 MAEA Art Educator of the Year nominee, received the 2023 Juror’s Choice award for Maryland Federation of the Arts American Landscapes Exhibit, a MSAC IAA winner, a SURDNA Foundation awardee, and a 2018 Artist in Residence through the Hive Maker Space. She has exhibited her work locally and nationally. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from UMBC and MICA. Currently, she is an instructor at Carver Center of the Arts, a nationally recognized audition based magnet fine arts program. She can be found in Baltimore City most of the time, and at the salt marsh the rest of the time.