Say it isn’t so, a photography show without a theme?? When it’s time to put up some new images here at Photoworks, we have the usual discussion of “themes.” We’ve done portraits, holga, polaroid, black and white, and some others I do not even recall. There were a few suggestion like spring, nature, cityscapes, and some themes about various technical aspects of photography. I guess the idea is to see how different people interpret the assignment of a theme. This makes things interesting and more importantly, it adds cohesiveness and a common thread.
Well kids I got news for ya, school’s out. The new show has none of the above. It’s not about branches and leaves, or the airport, or bicycles, or bald men. This time I decided to hand pick work from our flickr group going only on my initial gut reaction to the image. For better or worse the images are now together. Eleven photographers, eleven thematically unrelated images. My co-worker here thinks it’s a “hodge podge.” I like it, and I say they stand alone and together just fine, and if you need more meaning than that, then shave your head and get in line because the next show is going to be………bald men.
BTW, the opening reception for said Show Without A Theme will be Friday April 9th 7-9pm. Hope to see you then.