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Liz Randall: The Black and White Days
June 5, 2015 - July 31, 2015
First Friday Reception: Friday June 5th, 6-8pm
“In this series I have created images of embellished memories, versions of a memory recalled to the point where it starts to feel like a dream. While each image holds a meaning and story for me, the viewer is left to build within these photo amalgamations. Using my families’ photo albums and stories from my childhood as a base for the image, I start to combine the images and create a sort of hybrid photo painting. Through this process I am exploring how photomontage mirrors painting in its indexicality. When it is taken, a photograph is based in reality. By altering that image through montage or infra red, I am creating a false index. There is something in the photo itself that lies to and conversely convinces a person of what is present in the image. This photographic ‘lie’ is very much related to memory itself and the idea that no memory can ever be true.”
Liz Randall was born and raised in Portland Oregon. Starting off working in stop motion animation and teaching students in summer camps and artist residencies, Liz formed her life early to focus on art and teaching. She has a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle where she focused on Photography and Video. She has a M.Ed. from Portland State and uses her teaching degree to teach k-8th grade art at Riverdale Grade School. Liz has always had a deep passion for working in photography and is currently a candidate for a Masters in Visual Studies from PNCA in the Low-Residency program. She enjoys combining mediums and techniques to create art as an exile from her busy life. Liz has shown in several locations in Seattle and Portland since 2003 and will show her thesis work in August 2015. www.lizrandallart.com