Radiozine on 10/22/12
Artist Josiane Keller talks about Each reflection of myself echoes a different emotion at me – 20 heroes from the City of Roses
Keller talks about her exhibit at p:ear Gallery, a project 9 months in the making. Keller’s 20 photographs on display feature small, painstakingly detailed ceramic figurines in the likeness of street youth and staff/volunteers, based solely on written interviews in which the youth described themselves, their emotional experiences of street-life and their surroundings.
After collecting written information from the interviewees’ regarding their appearance, life on the streets, personal histories and more, Josiane Keller translated each into a ceramic sculpture and photographed these creations in settings also gleaned from the subjects’ statements. Each subject has been endowed with rabbit ears – a symbol used by the artist to convey emotional vulnerability. The photographs, along with the information from the interviews, will be on display for the month of October in the p:ear gallery.THE ARTIST
Read more about the specifics of this project at Josiane Keller’s website: http://www.josianekeller.com/