Ways of Seeing
April 7, 2017 – April 28, 2017
First Friday Opening Reception
April 7, 2017
Exploring themes of occupancy and the transformation of landscapes, Stacey Evans’ work reveals how individual’s experiences and feelings change and develop. Her technique of shooting from a train car serves as a kind of moving studio, where Evans records the fleeting scenery and time passing. Once the photographs have been developed, she edits, then cuts and overlaps portions of the pictures to construct altogether new scenes, creating new opportunities for interpretation. According to Evans, “There is no exact way of seeing. As the image replaces the unique experience, the object becomes a skewed translation to ponder.”
Evans’ photographic career began in the middle school as yearbook photographer. She went on to study photography at Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Currently, Evans lives and works in Charlottesville as an artist, educator, and commercial photographer. She holds adjunct faculty positions at Piedmont Virginia Community College and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, along with being a resident artist at the McGuffey Art Center.