Newzones is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new photo-based works by John Folsom.
Drawing on the idea of a memento or a travel keepsake, Folsom will present landscape-referent works inspired by ephemera associated with place. Images from Banff and other points in the Pacific Northwest will be altered, scanned, de-saturated, then further enhanced with other media. The goal of Folsom's artistic practice is to create an idealized notion of images lost to time.
Using Polaroids and hand-colored postcards as the main source of inspiration, Folsom will construct the rural idyll, a countryside based part on reality and partly on romance and nostalgia.
Folsom attended the Banff International Arts Residency in 2007.
He will be in attendance at the opening on Saturday, September 20th.
John Folsom graduated from the Southern Illinois University, Carbondale IL. with a Bachelor of Arts, Cinema and Photography. Folsom has exhibited extensively throughout North America and his work can be found in collections all over the world. These collections include: Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel Switzerland, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN, and the Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, Georgia.