Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR - Sep 7-Oct 1
The vibrant geometric forms in Alejandra Laviada’s photographic prints appear to be suspended in space, yet the images are constructed entirely without digital manipulation. Laviada’s work explores the intersection between painting, sculpture and photography. Her approach of composing and layering images inside the camera lets the process of film photography reveal abstracted realities invisible to the naked eye. The Mexico City artist carefully stages each exposure, altering vantage points and employing filters to affect scale, color, shape and transparency.