Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Road Trip - Leah Oates Limited Edition Print Portfolio for SCOPE NY 2010 -curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

During SCOPE NY March 3-7, 2010 , Station Independent Projects will be launching a brand new limited edition portfolio called ROAD TRIP from Photographer Leah Oates. Road trip consist of 15 individually dark room printed and individually signed 8 x 10 images of a limited edition of 10 with 5 AP's. The portfolio was curated by us truly, Ruben Natal-San Miguel. This is the very first of a limited edition photographer portfolio series from Station Independent Projects. Please read more information below and curatorial statement.Also see below some of the 9 of 15 images from the portfolio!

The portfolio is an edition of 10 with 5 ap's and hand signed photographs..
there are 15 - 8"x10" in each portfolio with a bio, image sheet, certificate,
and an essay by you all housed in an archival portfolio box..

The photographs are dark room prints which makes it a very special quality portfolio.
Prices start at $400.00
Get yours today . Only 10 available. For purchasing please contact:
leah@leahoates .com

Road Trip by Leah Oates
Curatorial Statement
Ruben Natal-San Miguel

During her extensive travels throughout different parts of the globe, artist Leah Oates has managed to capture the essence, similarities, differences, integration, complexity and interaction between the natural and the urban landscape. In Oates's images each fuse together in such harmony that they coexist with the other. From Finland to Beijing to Newfoundland to the roads of America, Road Trip is a survey of Oates's photographic vision over the past 10 years. One must always be aware of nature in our every day surroundings as it might not be there for long due to the changing world that we live in today. It is also relevant for all of us to realize how the environment around us affects humans, our behavior and the future. Through this portfolio of fifteen carefully selected and beautiful photographs we are able to see through Oates's eyes and travel on a poetic photographic journey to urban and natural landscapes in many locations.


Here is the artists statement:
Leah Oates

Artist Statement for the "Transitory Space" series

Of human life time is a point, and the substance is in flux...and what belongs to the soul is dream and vapor....

Marcus Aurelius, The Meditations

The work I create first originates as a response to overlooked space that is in a continual state of change. I believe that in everyone there is a sense of flux and a familiarity with this type of space physically and emotionally.

These images are not manipulated on the computer but are multiple exposures onto one negative at a specific location. In this way each image captures a state of flux within a moment and location which has actually transpired.

Transitory spaces have a messy human energy which is always in the present yet constantly changing. I find them endlessly interesting, alive places where there is a great deal of beauty and fragility. They are temporary monuments to the ephemeral nature of human existence in a constant state of change.

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