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Chris Bennett: Variant

August 2 - September 27

Artist Reception: Friday, August 2nd, 6-8 pm

Chris Bennett


Chris Bennett is a photographer living in Detroit, Michigan. He founded and was the Director of Newspace Center for Photography in Portland from 2002 to 2012 and served as its Gallery Director from 2012 to 2014. In 2017 He moved to Michigan where he opened Image Works which specializes in custom fine art printing and artwork reproduction.

My photographic practice seeks to explore the intersection of memory, time, and the environment through the use of ethereal imagery. By exploring the concept of memory, I am interested in how our perception of a place can change over time, particularly in relation to the complex and often intangible effects of climate change.

In my work, I present the viewer with single images that have undergone various states of manipulation. Through careful digital alterations to color and texture, I aim to create a sense of otherworldliness that encourage the viewer to question their interpretation of the place depicted. Ultimately, my aim is to prompt reflection on our relationship with the environment and encourage greater appreciation of the delicate balance between humanity and the natural world.

I start with a single digital photograph and create 10-20 “variants” in Photoshop. I then select two to three variants and combine them together digitally into a single lenticular print. When displayed, the viewer can move around the print and the images will fade in and out of one another creating a surreal effect.

He has exhibited his work at Galerie Camille, Hatch Gallery, Froelick Gallery, the Oregon Historical Society, The Phoenix Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe), INOVA (Milwaukee), Klompching Gallery (Brooklyn), Circuit Gallery (Toronto), Kominek Gallery (Berlin) and others.


IG @christopher.b.bennett


August 2
September 27
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