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“Safe” Photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps Opening Tomorrow Night at whitespace

Posted in i-45, Whitespace Gallery with tags , , on May 16, 2013 by i45art
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Please join us for the opening reception of Safe this Friday from 7 to 10 pm for the opening reception of Safe, photographs by Sandra-Lee Phipps at whitespace!  The opening will also feature a one-night only, outdoor performance piece by Stephanie Pharr.For Safe, Sandra-Lee Phipps’ first exhibition at whitespace gallery and in Atlanta, Phipps presents two series of photographs that deal with the quest for safety in our cultural environment of fear. These works are set in the untamed forests and rural farmlands of Maine, a place of personal reflection and security for Phipps.Interweaving archetypal images with a symbolic color of power, protection and danger – orange, Phipps explores the fragile sense of self, self-preservation and her role as an artist within this expansive landscape.
“[I]nside the word emergency is emerge; from an emergency new
things come forth. The old certainties are crumbling fast, but danger and possibility are sisters.” – Rebecca Solnit

In the second set of works, two figures emerge and a tension is revealed between what is known and unknown in times of transition. Though identical, the young girls wear colors signifying their difference, but also their bond – orange and blue.  Wearing complementary colors, though visual opposites, the figures are intrinsically bound together.

Sandra-Lee Phipps is an Atlanta-based artist whose work explores the representation of self in both documentary and fine art photography. She has shown her work in exhibitions along the east coast and is recognized for her archival prints of the band R.E.M. She received her BA in communication arts journalism/photography from University of Georgia and a MA in studio arts/photographic and computer arts from New York University. After completing her master’s program, Phipps taught at NYU and later Rockport College in Maine. She is currently a professor of photography at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. In addition to her work as an educator, Sandra-Lee Phipps was a contributing photographer for the Village Voice and published a bi-weekly column, “streetstyle.”
Exhibition Dates:
Friday, May 17th – Saturday, June 15th, 2013
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 17th | 7pm to 10 pm
Gallery Hours:
Wednesday – Saturday | 11am to 5pm

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