“The Spirit World” and Monarch Studio Openings

The New Orleans Photo Alliance opens tomorrow with a national juried exhibition about the spirit world. Timed to coincide with the season of Halloween and All Saints Day, the show includes documentary, fine art, and conceptual images that evoke the spiritual, supernatural, and unearthly. The images summon memories, imaginings, and the subconscious, blurring boundaries between past and present, presence and absence. Russell Joslin, Editor and Publisher of SHOTS Magazine, served as juror and selected twenty-seven images by eighteen photographers.

Visitations No. 1 © Jane Fulton Alt

Says juror Russell Joslin: “Photography, of course, is a medium most often utilized to document the material world visible before us, yet it also allows photographers to suggest what is not easily apprehended. In skilled hands, it allows for the creation of poetic, atmospheric images through process and manipulation. It permits the use of long exposures, blurring, overlapping, digital maneuvering and other distorting effects that suggest and explore the possibilities of that which may transcend the physical realm. Ultimately, it seems the photographers in this exhibition allude to our human desire to question the limitations of our existence, or to suggest the presence of another.”

Visitations No. 3 © Jane Fulton Alt

The exhibition features works by Renee Allie, Jackie Alpers, Jane Fulton Alt, Anne Berry, John Bridges, Marc Dimov, Michael Donor, Diane Fenster, Jessica Gellweiler, Kirsten Hoving, Kevin Kline, Erin Malone, Emma Powell, Jessica Skloven, Joshua Sleicher-MacCracken, S. Gayle Stevens, Cole Thompson, and Lori Vrba.

It will be on view from October 1 – November 22, 2009 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street. Gallery hours are Fridays 3-6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12-4 pm, and by appointment. The opening reception takes place on Thursday, October 1, from 6-9 pm.

I also will be showing a few pieces of my Burn work at Monarch Studio in Seattle for the month of October. It is a preview of what will be a solo show scheduled for September, 2010. If you are in the area, please stop by! Hope to be in attendance next year.

Burn No. 50 © Jane Fulton Alt