Synthia Clark: Anthropomorphize

October 6-27, 2017
Synthia Clark: Anthropomorphize
Opening reception: Friday, October 6, 5:00-9:00 PM

Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

With a background in photojournalism, Synthia Clark is an award-winning photographer based in Knoxville with a focus towards what she calls “the little things.” To Synthia, these are the obscure, usually unnoticed details all around us. In this exhibition, she focuses on finding faces in our surroundings. When she isn’t completing coursework towards her MS in communication studies or working at the University of Tennessee, Clark displays her work in various outlets and enters photo competitions. From tree bark in her hometown of Rockwood, Tennessee to faded graffiti in the alleys of Bergen, Norway, she has traveled to parts of the world photographing the minute details for which she has a passion.

Artist statement: In a crowd of people on a beach pointing at a gorgeous sunset, I would be the one person crouched in the sand with my camera aimed at some seaweed draped on a rock. Not because I’m the one person in the world who hates sunsets. Because I love to photograph the little things, both literally and figuratively. I frequently focus on capturing small, intricate scenes with my lens. So many things in life go unnoticed by people. Through my camera, I am able to notice things from a different perspective. There’s a special beauty in this perspective – a beauty that spurs the imagination and invokes feelings. The best aspect of sharing my work is the opportunity for other people to experience the same range and depth of emotion evoked from a scene I’ve captured.

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