Suggested Experiences embraces emergence, chance, and failure. The works suggest misaligned narratives composed via the juxtaposition of photographic studies of richly patterned textiles, playful tableaux based on blurry childhood memories, and quiet, focused arrangements. More explicitly, a suite of self portraits explore the passage of time with questions around cultural notions of youth and aging. Suggested Experiences questions expression itself as well as the ways documentation serves and challenges an evolving creative process.
Melanie Flood (b. New York 1979) is a Portland, OR based artist. In 2014 she was the recipient of a Regional Art and Cultural Council Artistic Project Grant and co-founded Women’s Photo Resource. A contributing editor of zingmagazine, she has curated projects by Jenny Holzer & Todd Hido. From 2008-2009 she directed Melanie Flood Projects, a photography gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Flood holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts.
Artist’s Website: melanieflood.com