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JAMIE KNOWLTON
WILL YOU BE COAL, OR WILL YOU BE WAVES

MARCH 18 - APRIL 15, 2017

Opening Reception – Saturday March 18, 2017 6:30-9:30 pm
Viewing by appointment only

Will You be Coal, Or Will You be Waves introduces large scale tableaus that encourage the viewer to look more closely at the mirage of a fixed moment, of the impossibilities of a fixed state, and of photography as a renegade against linear time. The aritst strives to activate the language of accumulation and of symbolic rhyming in order to reiterate the movement of everyday meaning-making personified in every human. This reference point can allow consciousness to view itself in relationship to historical events and non-temporarl planes. Ultimately the work provokes the question of who considers these desires and tendencies. How does one acknowledge their identity as fluid in a reality and culture that perceives humanity as fixed? How will humans be remembered? How will you remembered? As fuel or as communique? We exist as humans in boundless molecular exchange, voluminous and particle-like simultaneously. The acknowledgement of this reality means to empower and embolden our presence.

Jamie Knowlton is a photographer, video and new media artist currently living in Portland, OR. She is an MFA candidate in Visual Studies at pacific Northwest College of Art. Previously living in Austin, TX and Denver, CO, she is mostly inspired by spatial aesthetics, object theory and the secret life of plants.

Yes Ma'am Projects is an independently funded nebulous entity that curates shows and gives away artist grants. The gallery is open by appointment only. Please email yesmaamprojects@gmail.com for inquiries.