Passages is an ongoing series of photographs exploring the psychology of space and environment. Drawing from Surrealist influences such as DeChirico, Magritte, and Chagall, the still life arrangements explore special relationships, depth perception, psychological states, and tensions surrounding agency and predetermination. Several of the images are printed in the kallitype process, an “alternative” and historic hand-printed photographic process that uses a silver nitrate and ferric oxalate sensitizer. The hand-printed aspect of the images emphasizes the act of agency and control over the image symbolizing, by extension, agency over our lives.
Adam Finkelston is an artist, educator, and publisher based in Prairie Village, Kansas. He holds a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, a BA in Art Education from the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC), an MA in Photography from UMKC, and is currently pursuing his MFA in Photography and Integrated Media at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where he is studying with Christopher James. His work has been exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions and is included in publications on alternative process photography by notable authors, Jill Enfield and Christina Z. Anderson. Mr. Finkelston has taught art at various levels since 2004. Currently, he is a guest lecturer in printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute as well as a teacher and visual arts department coordinator at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, KS. In addition to teaching, Mr. Finkelston is the owner and publisher of, The Hand Magazine: A Magazine for Reproduction-based Arts, through which he has curated and juried numerous exhibitions. Mr. Finkelston’s work encompasses both printmaking and photography.
This exhibition the Potter Hall Gallery will be open Jan. 25 to Feb 28.
This is event is open to the public and University Community.