Showpen Projects Presents:
Off the Hand That Feeds
Tamara Zibners and Ken Trujillo
March 14, 7PM to 10PM
Runs Through April 2015
Tamara Zibners and Ken Trujillo have used photography as a primary income source during their “day job” and simultaneously extracted source material from that “day Job” to feed their personal aesthetic investigations . If seen as a symbiotic relationship, in this scenario, the artist is a pseudo parasite pulling nutrients from its host to self generate creative growth.
Tamara Zibners was photographing for the medical examiner and in her own work she recalls these photographs via digital drawing to re-document each scene in a more psychologically accurate fashion. The end result is grotesque in that it provides the viewer a conflict between the horrific and the beautiful, a morbid memento mori and a vibrant colorful celebration of the chaos and flow of life.
Ken Trujillo is a photographer for a company that creates and produces custom mannequins. He is paid to document these figures in a systematized and standard fashion. His personal work frames the strangeness of this environment and explores the rhythm and repetition of the everyday in such a unique corner of global economics.
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