Abstract Placement @ The Packing Plant

"The Packing Plant is pleased to present Abstract Placement, an exhibition featuring photographs by Michelle Norris. October 4, Opening Reception as part of First Saturday Art Crawl in Wedgewood/Houston, Nashville, TN, 6-­9pm.

Michelle Norris, 23, recent graduate from UGA who currently works in Atlanta, GA, exhibits photographs that abstract consumer culture and bring awareness to the staging and constructed realism of advertisements.

Reminiscent of commercial photography, this series of photographs make apparent the characteristics of advertisements through staging, directed and unnatural lighting, and the manipulation of objects to perform a particular effect. She embraces the aesthetics and formal properties, uses them for alternative ways of viewing by stripping away the logo and identity, and questions the relationship we have with this form of visual language so saturated in our urban environments.

IN ADDITION, The Packing Plant is teaming up with Coop Gallery to feature work by sculpture and video artist Daniel Luchman. To know more about the show at Coop, please visit: coopgallery.org