For FotoFest 2020, Inman Gallery will present a two-person exhibition of photographs by Amy Blakemore and Edgar Leciejewski. In 2018, Blakemore and Leciejewski participated in a cultural exchange between Houston and Leipzig, Germany, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the two being sister cities. While in Leipzig, Blakemore turned her characteristic gaze toward a new landscape, producing images tinged with a sense of wandering and a warmth characteristic of someone learning a new place over a course of being embedded in it. Blakemore's images were shot on film using a Diana, a camera both prone to light leaks and generally difficult to control. Back in Houston, she processed the film and printed in the darkroom. While in Houston, Leciejewski likewise embedded himself, this time in a single locale: the long running downtown bar, Notsuoh. The result of his residency is a sixty-image portfolio titled The Home of EASY CREDIT. The installation is meant to mimic the experience of the bar through its rhythm, color, and structure. It is a multilayered piece that deploys not only black and white and color images, but also clear and blurry shots, and saturated and desaturated images. Over the edit of the portfolio, different themes and aesthetic choices appear and reappear. A large selection of the portfolio will be on view.
Amy Blakemore and Edgar Leciejewski: Houston/Leipzig
March 13 - May 16, 2020