Culture Connect Featured Event
Reception on Thursday, November 7th, 6:00-7:30 pm.
The experiential nature of Cara Vickers-Kane’s photographs provokes viewers to actively see, be seen by and engage with the depicted subjects.
Vickers-Kane’s Parlor Tricks series consist of paired models that initially appear seated on a vintage sofa. Closer inspection reveals that these subjects are actually seated on stools positioned in front of a photographic backdrop that includes the sofa image.
A visible seam in the center of the background photograph further announces this intentional play of illusionism. Although these are color photographs, a black and white background and subdued garment values further separate the posed models from the artifice of their environment.
The staged nature of studio photography is a key subject in Vickers-Kane’s work where 19th century gazes, props and posturing play off of clearly contemporary portrayals of the human body in nuanced social interactions.
Vickers-Kane describes her photographs as explorations of the “complexities between representation and presentation, observation and interaction, reciprocation and disconnect.”Cara Vickers-Kane has exhibited through the United States and internationally.
She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Wright State University. She also holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Connecticut.
Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm & Saturday 9am-2pm, when classes are in session.
The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office.
Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 8am-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 8am-4pm.
For more information please contact:
Matthew Weber, Art Curator