Kiosk Gallery presents a solo exhibition by St. Louis artist Tracey Haynes for our 3rd Friday in July event. From the artist’s statement:
“In life the only constant is change and the movement of energy. I explore these ideas in photograms, or camera-less photographs, using ink, natural materials, and other media to create mostly impermanent negatives that deteriorate quickly. The images are printed in the traditional black and white darkroom, and then scanned to make archival limited edition digital prints.
“My intentions are to seek beauty and mindfulness. While inspiring interpretation by some, as if they are Rorschach tests, my images are meant as statements of movement, line, shape, and the shift from light to shadow. They each are a momentary experience. I offer my work as a possible resting place in our continually—and radically—changing world.”
Bio: Tracey Haynes is an artist, poet, and teacher. Her work concentrates on beauty, the ephemeral, and the challenge of food security in the face of global warming. Having started her career in photojournalism, and later moving into editorial and commercial photography, she is now drawn to making camera-less photographs and painting in oil. She earned a Bachelor’s of Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a Master of Arts in Teaching–English from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and soon will be teaching cooking to eighth graders.