Thursday, August 25, 2011

Martie Giefert: August 27 -September 14


Martie Giefert's photographs usually begin with a long drive. Upon arriving at his pre-determined location he sets up his tripod and scrupulously documents the chosen view from multiple angles. The negatives are then scanned for digital interface, where they are meticulously re-assembled into a final image. It is then printed and face-mounted to a sheet of acrylic for an unadorned presentation. The finished piece is hung 'floating' off the wall. When viewing the work, all the logistics fade into a calm silence and Gieferts photograph becomes more than a document of a place, but closer to the experience of occupying the space.