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international photography annual 1 exhibition-in-print
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Alexander Solomon
Royal Oak, Michigan

page 120-121

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In my prints, the awe that landscapes direct towards the natural world is parodied and inverted towards a non-physical, mental space that focuses on the individual. These landscapes are in transitional periods of time. It is either the beginning or end of a day, during the moment just before or after a crisis. The temporality of personal experience is partly what makes it meaningful. As an exercise, I sometimes imagine that all the figures in my prints are about to experience a tragedy. Simultaneously many of those moments could have a positive outcome. The possibility of danger or safety is like an inkblot test for the viewer.



born: 1984, Salem, Oregon


Cranbrook Academy of Art, MFA, 2012
Portland State University, BA, 2009

selected awards/honors

National Juried Competition: Digital Works, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ, 2012

selected group shows

Still Life: Objects of Wonder, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012
Botanical, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2012
Mercedes Benz Financial Exhibition, Farmington Hills, MI, 2012

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