The photographic series, Conjunctions #1-#52, embraces our common surroundings to produce an image that reconfigures the representation of object recognition. Through exploring relationships within contemporary materials focusing on raw and minimal imagery, I became interested in the playful foreshortening and surprising sexual manifestations. The imperfect stage and peculiar displays also allowed for didactic commentary between professional photography, or hi-art, and amateur photography as directly exemplified through commercial product photography in contrast to Ebay snapshots. My observations were primarily influenced by the anti-hierarchical aesthetic demonstrated in anonymous photography documenting belongings to resell on the Internet. The multitude of nondescript snapshots proliferating the Internet become portraits of our cultural landscape and act as objective makers of transaction and trade. Throughout history, photographs.
Andrea Brown was born in Asheville, NC in 1985 and currently lives and works in New York City. She is a MFA candidate at the University of California, Riverside, 2015, and received her BFA in photography at the University of Georgia. Brown has recently exhibited at Vox Populi Gallery, DOMA Gallery, The Light Factory Museum, The Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, and The Atlanta Photography Group Gallery. In 2009, Brown was awarded an Arts and Science Council artist grant and completed an affiliate-artist-residency at the McColl Center for Visual Art. Brown also co-founded the contemporary art organization, Dugg Dugg, exhibiting emerging and experimental work from around the nation in Charlotte, NC. Her work is part of the Fidelity Bank Collection.