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juried by Brian Paul Clamp

Filter Photo is pleased to present Deception, an exhibition juried by Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt.  Congratulations to the Juror's Choice, Ange Ong, and the Honarable Mention, Kerry Mansfield.


Juror's Statement

Deception and deceit typically are perceived as dark and ominous. But one can also fall victim to less treacherous duplicity—trickery more playful in nature. Ange Ong’s life-size architectural models based on cafés found in Hong Kong are cunning and crafty, but certainly anything but dark. In fact, the palette of the photographs she shoots of these convincing dioramas is notably cheery. Ong’s work has been selected as the Juror’s Choice for the 2017 Filter Photo Festival exhibition.


My inclusions in the exhibition include both formal and conceptual deceptions. Honorable Mention Kerry Mansfield employed self-deception in the form of photographs of falling feathers in an attempt to assuage the pain of 57 straight days of insomnia. And again, like Ong, her choice of colors are bright pastel hues in order to represent daytime light and recovery rather than torture and terror in the dark of the night.


And while some of the strong work in the show naturally might feel sinister and at times even frightening, there is an equal amount of lighthearted mischievousness and fun—representing balance and parity rather than a single-sided interpretation of the theme.


Featured Artists

Jane Fulton Alt

Mary Ellen Bartley

Cody Bratt

Ricardo de Vicq

John DiJulio

Yorgos Efthymiadis

Odette England

Carol Erb

Denis Gillingwater

Lori Grinker

Lindsay Hutchens

Ellen Jantzen

Sarah Knobel

Kerry Mansfield

Jennifer McClure

Sarah Meadows

Leigh Merrill

Diane Meyer

Melonie Mulkey

Laura Noel

Ange Ong

Louie Palu

Travis Roozee

Laura Skinner

Di Sun

Stephanie Taiber

Millee Tibbs

Andre Viking

Dawn Watson

On View: September 15 – October 21, 2017

Location: Filter Space | 1821 W Hubbard St, Suite 207

Image © Ange Ong

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