Each of the nine photographic images featured in “Stranded Subject (weekends),” is a poetic transformation of pictures taken from the front pages of the Los Angeles Times. By juxtaposing seemingly disparate images, Cypis incites the viewer to seek unfamiliar intellectual, historical, allegorical and emotional contexts which might open up the possibility of thinking differently about issues which the media continues to frame in a homogeneous fashion. Each piece retains some of its original documentary quality but by superimposing two images, or altering its inner contours, Cypis erases the boundary between the documentary and the allegorical. In so doing, she also refocuses the referentiality of the work away from the familiar framing of the photos depicted, opening up the possibility for empathy with those depicted in the images. The exhibit will also feature a video project titled “The Source” – an active archival depository of Cypis’ previous work.

August 06, 2007 to August 17, 2007
Curated By: 
Denise Spampinato
Dorit Cypis