Presented with predominantly black and white photography and abstract imagery, viewers are asked to wonder and interpret. Photography is based in the real world: everything within the image is palpable. Selfies, landscapes, portraits, etc. are all tangible representations of people and objects that can be seen and touched on a daily basis.
When viewing photographs observers immediately wonder: “What is it?” Once a conclusion is made viewers investigate the piece for meaning and enjoyment. But what happens when information is missing in the photograph and the image cannot be indexed by the viewer? Perhaps there is a period of letting go of the expectation to label in a literal sense and instead find meaning based on the abstract image alone.
Peter Dorrius is an actor, writer, photographer, and accountant. He has appeared in TV shows including Fargo and Young Drunk Punk, written and produced a play (Contentment Cafe) and is an accountant with 20 years experience. His first foray into photography was Minimal Contact. He holds a Bachelor of Science, is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta, and is currently in his second year at UVic majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Visual Arts.
Exhibition continues through Feb 23rd
Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm