Alchemy of Entrancement: Illuminated Photographs by Connie Sullivan
DateFeb. 5 – April 1, 2000
VenueWeston Art Gallery
On Friday, February 4, 2000 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Cincinnati Arts Association’s Weston Art Gallery will host a reception for three new exhibitions: and everything nice…, a performance-based installation by Cincinnati collaborators Karen Dunphy and Jill Rowinski; a new series of paintings and engravings by New York artist and former Broadway producer, David Black; and Alchemy of Entrancement, an intriguing innovative series of 3-D illuminated photographs by the widely acclaimed Cincinnati photographer Connie Sullivan. (See separate press releases for the concurrent and everything nice… and David Black exhibitions.)
In a career that has spanned more than 20 years, Connie Sullivan (Cincinnati, OH) continues to expand upon her impressive reputation for innovative approaches to photography. Alchemy of Entrancement represents her latest investigations into the photographic medium utilizing experimental techniques that combine the use of lasers with 3-D photography.
The exhibition will consist of twelve 3-D transparencies presented in lightboxes measuring 42 inches square that feature varying constructed images of assorted metals. Sullivan selected metal as her principal subject because of its reflective qualities when used with lasers and its associative power with the alchemical world of transformation and metaphysics. In this surreal and evocative new series of images, Sullivan succeeds in blurring the distinction between art and science, chance and causality, and abstraction and realism.