Kirsten Hixson

by Dilys Ng “We Used To Be” is Kirsten Hixson’s haunting beauty. With photographs of vastness and dead ends, Hixson uses desolate places as a passage to link her past and present to trigger her narratives. Growing up in the mountains of Tennessee and away from (seemingly) mainstream commercialism, Hixson borrows her surrounding landscape to…

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Mike Hipple: Artists of the El Cap

Home to countless artists and the occasional ghost, the El Capitan apartment building is an icon in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Building owner Alvin Hendricks has long supported the artistic community in this town through his fair housing. His first priorities in finding new tenants are referrals and personal interviews from which he’s created a…

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Max Pinckers' "The Fourth Wall"

A photograph of two men in uniform climbing over a fence, escaping. A re-enactment of a moment that just passed. They do it over again with great pride and pleasure. Later I read an article in the newspaper. Two men use sleep-inducing gas to rob a struggling actress in her home; the same gas used…

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Clarissa Bonet investigates the city's space

Using the city as her stage in the series City Space, Clarissa Bonet tackles the mysteries and anonymity of the urban environment and those who live within it. While the subjects in the frame are passive, their bodies become trapped by the environment around them. The Chicago based photographer stages stark narratives within various city…

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