On View: September 13 - October 19, 2013 Opening Reception: Friday, September 13, 7-9pm
In her first solo exhibition, Marissa Long presents still-life assemblage photography that is both seductive and grotesque. According to the artist, “These photographs combine organic matter, food, household items, and animal parts into pile-like identities. Simultaneously whimsical and dark, the forms speak to bodily existence and its remains; desire, revulsion, and the banal made sacrosanct through the act of display.”
Beautiful and disturbing, the work speaks to the human condition and contributes to a dialogue about what can be new, or renewed, in the world of fine-art photography. With her careful constructions and expert lighting and printing, Long joins the ranks of the classically trained still-life photographer; her work refreshes the canon with new approaches to visual questions about life, death, and the nature of existence.
Marissa Long is a DC-based artist who studied photography at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is held in various private collections.