Hidden in Plain Sight
Opening Reception: April 2nd | 6-8 pm
Exhibition: April 2 -25, 2015
BAXTER ST at CCNY is pleased to present a solo exhibition by artist and 2014 Workspace Resident, Patricia Voulgaris. In her series “Hidden in Plain Sight,” Voulgaris creates studio constructions with common objects that interact with the human form. These carefully layered constructions are transformed in Photoshop using specific digital tools that mimic postproduction manipulations. Through her playful usage of space, she creates graphical photographs that are obscured and often abstracted. They are intricately composed images that create a glitch between the tangible and the fabricated. She further explores this concept by mimicking the artist’s ability to draw simple forms and lines on paper. These forms and lines are then translated into a digital space by Voulgaris through the usage of popular Photoshop tools such as the brush, pencil and magic wand. The viewer is left with remnants of a language that has been manipulated and reinvented by the artist herself.
Patricia Voulgaris is an artist from New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2013, with a BFA in Photography. Her work has been exhibited in New York, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. She was chosen as 2014 PDN’s “The Curator” grand prize winner and was a PDN 30 under 30 nominee. Voulgaris’s work has been featured in publications such as Dear Dave Magazine and Photo District News.
Each year, BAXTER ST at CCNY selects four emerging photographers living in New York City for the Workspace Residency Program, which offers them analog and digital workspace at the International Center of Photography, access to the BAXTER ST at CCNY community and programs, and solo exhibitions at Baxter St.
This exhibition is the second in a series of four solo exhibitions by 2014 winners of the Workspace Residency, supported by the Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and will continue through April 25th.