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A Thin Place: Conceptual Fine Art Photography by Lauren Midgley
The Depot Gallery presents “A Thin Place,” an exhibition of conceptual fine art photography featuring surrealist self-portraiture by Lauren Midgley.
Midgley explains that “In ancient Celtic heritage, the veil between this world and the eternal is said to be only three feet apart. Celtic tradition also tells of places where the veil between these worlds is more narrow. This is ‘a thin place’ where truth abides, both beautiful and violent.” Midgley utilizes illustrative photography, employing advanced digital manipulation techniques, as a means to seek out these thin places through exercises of deepened creativity, hoping to “uniquely foster deep connection and captivate her audience.”
Lauren invites the viewer to vulnerably share her experience in the thin place as it relates to uncomfortable realities of the human condition and the spiritual heart. Aiming to create a place for conversation around the intersections of art, mental health, and the spiritual life, she hopes her photographs “offer a safe space to acknowledge the heart collectively.”
Currently residing in Oklahoma, Midgley studied Studio Arts at Texas Tech University. Introduced to a DSLR Camera in 2015, she discovered conceptual fine art photography as a means to foster her creative vision. Lauren has since acquired experience in nearly all photographic genres including 19th century antiquarian wet place collodion process. Her work has been shown in galleries and juried exhibitions across the country.
The Depot will host a Chat With Lauren Midgley on Sunday, February 2, beginning at 2:00 pm. A closing reception will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk on February 14 from 6 to 9 pm. “A Thin Place” will remain in the Depot Gallery through February 29, 2020.
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