In the 1960s, photographer Ed Ruscha became famous for his work with typologies. Ruscha published multiple books each dedicated to a single subject, the most famous of which include swimming pools, gasoline stations, and buildings on the Sunset Strip. In photography, typologies can be an opportunity for the photographer to seek and draw attention to a particular subject. For the viewer, it’s an opportunity to compare and contrast the qualities of a particular thing—a method for better understanding the photographer’s chosen subject.
Building on that theme, Deux is a collaborative exhibition that seeks to explore the phenomenon of naturally and artificially occurring twos. Of interest to us are things that come in pairs or doubles, and the context in which they occur. We are especially interested in documenting the mundane and ordinary details of everyday life found on the city streets of Idaho. On a formal level, this project is a visual exercise intended to facilitate active looking and engagement with our surroundings. We are seeking to document and explore how, if, and when things come in twos–the results are surprising, and the effect profound.
Deux — A Photography Exhibition
Liz Flores, Maria V. Garth, and Karl Henke
Initial Point Gallery
3rd Level of Meridian City Hall
33 E. Broadway Ave., Meridian, Idaho
September 2 — September 29, 2016
Reception with the artists on September 9, 5:30-8:30pm
Featuring refreshments at the reception
Signed limited-edition prints will be available for sale.
Deux is a fine-art photography group exhibition of a collaborative new series of photographs created by The Pinxit Collective. Emerging Idaho artists Liz Flores, Maria Garth, and Karl Henke will exhibit their photographs from September 2 through September 29, 2016, at the Initial Point Gallery. The gallery is located in the Meridian City Hall at 33 E. Broadway Avenue in Meridian, Idaho.
An opening reception with the artists will be on Friday, September 9, from 5:30-8:30pm. The exhibition is supported by the Idaho Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Light refreshments will be offered at the reception. The gallery is free and open to the public during regular business hours.
Pinxit Collective is a membership-based professional group of visual artists working in photographic media. It is committed to supporting and promoting the work of emerging artists in Idaho. It was founded in 2014 by Liz Flores, Maria Garth, and Karl Henke, in Boise, Idaho.
is a visual artist born in California and based in Boise, Idaho. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in Photography from Boise State University in 2012. Her work has been shown in a solo exhibition at Bricolage in Boise, Idaho, and various group exhibitions. She utilizes photography to explore visual connections in everyday life, architecture, and objects. Formally, her work can be described as high-key and straight forward.
Maria V. Garth
is an American visual artist born in Russia and based in Boise, Idaho. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Art with an emphasis in Photography from Boise State University in 2013. Her work has been shown in various local exhibitions, including at the Visual Arts Center and the Student Union Gallery at Boise State University.
is a visual artist born in California and living in Boise, Idaho. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography and Illustration from Boise State University in 2012. His work has been included in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally. His work centers on photographic-based imagery involving transfer processes and typologies. It is often rational in form and focused on concepts of place and identity.