IN THE MAIN AND CENTER GALLERIES
Cree Bruins: Drawn to Light
November 30, 2016-January 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Special Event: Exercises for the Quiet Eye with Annie Storr: Saturday, December 3, 2016, 3:30 pm
Drawn to Light, #2, 35 mm film on paper, 4 x 6 inches, 2015.
Drawn to Light, #4, 35 mm film on paper, 12 x 12 inches, 2016.
Follow the Leader Series, #4, archival inkjet print, 11 x 14 inches, 2016.
Follow the Leader Series, #12, archival inkjet print, 11 x 14 inches, 2016.
Follow the Leader Series, #21, archival inkjet print, 11 x 14 inches, 2016.
Drawn to Light features a fascinating range of Cree Bruins' most recent work, including archival inkjet prints, titled Follow the Leader, large-scale wall installations, and drawings. The film used to make analog images consistently serves as both Bruins' muse and her medium. While photography is a major source of inspiration for Bruins, it is not representational depictions that obsess her. She builds a formal vocabulary with geometry and accentuated by color. Unexpected abstract shapes and colors found on scraps of film are not typically the focus of photographers, but Bruins sorts, edits, and arranges them so these accidents, all found from separate rolls, eventually seem to have come about for a reason, some resembling a series of horizon lines viewed from the window of a moving vehicle at sunset.