'All That You Love Will Be Carried Away'

Exhibition of photography by Shane McCormack.
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Monday 13th – Sunday 26th March 2017

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to be exhibiting works by the artist Shane McCormack.

The title of my exhibition comes from a Stephen King short story that involves a traveling salesman, Alfie Zimmer, who pulls into a Motel 6 in Nebraska for the night. His hobby while on the road is to record strange bathroom graffiti which he discovered on his many long, lonely travels. In his solitary life of a travelling salesman with only miles and miles of the empty road for his companion, those "voices on the walls" became his friends; something to think about during the long drive, something precious and important, something that "spoke" to him.

My process of photography often involves walking for hours around the urban landscape seeking out areas and places that appeal to me. I like to record places and scenes often overlooked by people in their daily lives. I use photography to highlight these scenes and to draw attention to them. A single exposure is the culmination of a lot of factors ending with the photographer saying, ‘this is important, this deserves a second look’.

This transitory nature of people and places interests me. Slowly over time our landscape changes often in subtle ways that go unnoticed. Photography offers us a glimpse into the past as all photography is a snapshot of a past time. The principles of basic photography rely on an exposure by the light of the sun. This light reaches us after 8 minutes and 20 seconds, so in fact this light too is from the past. Everything changes, constantly moving, nothing lasts forever.

Opening Reception: Thursday 16th March 7 - 9 pm

All Welcome!