Chana Wiesenthal Elias – The Distance from There to Here

“My primary interest lies in exploring the relationships between time and place as they relate to memory, cultural identity, and the concepts of “self” and “other”. For me, art making is an exploration of the duality of our existence and the synchronicity of the experiences of the conscious and subconscious. My mentor, artist Jan Groover, told me years ago that good picture making happened when the artist “knew something” – when the looking and gaze was deliberate and conveyed meaning. It was an astounding statement coming from an artist recognized as a master of formalism. I learned photography as an art of “making” not “taking” images.” – Chana Wiesenthal Elias


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