Sky's Edge / Lucy Baird & Christine Atkinson / JULY 2016
July 7th - July 28th
Opening Reception: July 7, 6 PM - 9 PM
The interdisciplinary works of Atkinson and Baird are located within the instability and flux of light, space and perception. Sky’s Edge is a collection of works that fall as much with in the language photography as they do in opposition to it. Moving between the internal and the external they do not locate light, but instead explore its possibility as space, color and time. Both Baird and Atkinson’s work is slippery, at times appearing to be illusion and at others representation, never quite willing to be resolved. Playing not only with the way color and form shift between dimensions in physical space, but also within each individual’s mind. How we each understand what is presented to us is deeply unstable, we have agency over what we see, and ultimately your red is not the same as mine.
Currently in bi coastal practices, Atkinson and Baird met while attending The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The maintain their own practices, while also working collaboratively.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lucy Wood Baird (b. 1987, Chicago, IL)
Lucy Wood Baird was born and raised in Chicago, IL. She holds a BA from Harvard University in Anthropology (2010), BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago (2012), MFA in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA (2016). Baird’s work has been included in shows across the country. She lives and works in Boston and Chicago.
Christine Atkinson (b. 1986, Stockton, CA)
Christine Atkinson received her undergraduate degree from the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara California and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. Atkinson was born and raised in Northern California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Her works have been included in various shows across the United States.