YES MA’AM PROJECTS
WILL YOU BE COAL, OR WILL YOU BE WAVES
March 18, 2017 – April 15, 2017 – by appointment only
Opening reception – Saturday March 18, 2017 6:30 – 9:30 pm
YES MA’AM PROJECTS is pleased present Jamie Knowlton’s new body of work in their grand opening exhibition. The exhibition will feature large-scale tableaus that encourage the viewer to look more closely at the mirage of a fixed moment, of the impossibilities of a fixed state, and of photography as a renegade against linear time. The artist strives to activate the language of accumulation and of symbolic rhyming in order to reiterate the movement of every day meaning-making personified in every human. This reference point can allow consciousness to view itself in relationship to historical events, non-temporal planes, and for the artist ultimately the work provokes the question of who considers these desires and tendencies. How does one acknowledge their identity as fluid, in a reality and culture that perceives humanity as fixed? How will humans be remembered? How will you be remembered? As a fuel or as a communique? We exist as humans in boundless molecular exchange, voluminous and particle like simultaneously. The acknowledgment of this reality means to empower and embolden our presence in this world.
Jamie Knowlton is a photographer, video, and New Media artist currently living in Portland, OR. She is a MFA candidate in Visual Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art. Previously living in Austin, TX and Denver, CO, she is most inspired by spatial aesthetics, object theory, and the secret life of plants.
Yes Ma’am Projects is a new Denver gallery whose aims and goals are not set just yet. Beginning in 2013 Yes Ma’am Projects started an independent no strings attached artist grant for Colorado artists and has given away $3000 to date. Yes Ma’am projects will mount shows with the intentions as the grant.