|RED COUCH SPACE|
And Still There Are Secrets
by Patricia Delker June 10 - July 7
Opening 11th June at 8pm.
Delker indicates she photographs intangibles such as memory, time, dreams, and loss, all of which shape our individual lives and our mutual experiences. In the Courthouse Gallery exhibit, the intangibles are her secrets depicted in traditional black and white silver gelatin prints.
Delker stated, "While the series is highly personal, we all have secrets. It's not so important to know what secrets are being depicted, but rather the images are intended to allow the viewer to confront and explore their own secluded memories and hidden experiences." Objects and attire were carefully selected with attention paid to strong compositional elements. Often the poses and the relationship of model to objects were sketched beforehand.
And Still There Are Secrets was made with a 35 mm film camera and the negatives printed to archival standards in a traditional darkroom on Foma fiber-based multiple contrast paper.Delker has taught workshops/classes in alternative photographic processes, embracing the personal in one's photography, history of women photographers and using toy plastic cameras. For the past nine years she has organized and led photographic workshops to the Aran Islands and Co.Clare. Her photographs have been exhibited in solo, group and juried exhibits throughout the U.S., as well as published in B&W magazine, Shots, and the magazine for plastic camera enthusiasts, Lightleaks.
The Courthouse Gallery exhibit will be the first international exhibit of her photographs.