"Masqued: an exhibition of photographs" by William Palmer
Start: March 1, 2013, 10 p.m.
End: March 2, 2013, 1 a.m.
Event at The Butcher
Opening reception at The Butcher on Friday March 1st, 2013 from 7pm - 10pm.
William Palmer is a local multidisciplinary artist who ventures in the arcane and peculiar. With his current photography exhibition, he explores the subject of anonymity. People generally find themselves more at liberty to reveal their real emotions when their identity is obscured and there is no fear of judgement. Alternately, one can infer much information from the expression on another person's face. What if a face, the most unique aspect of the human body, was shrouded?
Through the use of a mask, Mr. Palmer draws attention to the posed form and invites the viewer to draw his own conclusions about the entity beneath. Additionally, his use of desaturated tones evokes a hidden dream-draped world where the colors of the human form deviate from what is expected. Both the concealed face and the shifted tones work in conjunction to present the viewer with an image that represents a purgatory state, that is a step away from the brightness of the day and a step into the world of dreams. A place that is slightly skewed, slightly strange but still enticing.
William Palmer holds an M.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design.
Admission is free, food by Angel's BBQ.
As always, great art, great food, great people!