Exhibition Announcement: (extra)ordinary, The Photography of Thomas Brauer

From 2 June, to 30 July, 2014, at Rothes Halls in Glenrothes, there will be an exhibition of the photography of Thomas Brauer with the painting and mixed media works of Rebecca Stewart (a Christian artist exploring issues of belief and belonging.

This series of Thomas’ images attempts to communicate something extraordinary about simple and ordinary things – objects, scenes, events – that we see every day, over and over again. These images will help us to slow down, to stop, and to consider what we so often overlook.

Using a child’s kaleidoscope as a visual analogy, these images take single photographs, invert them, overlay them, reflect them, creating abstractions in the midst of realism. We tend to trust the surface truth of a realistic photograph too implicitly, and this trust often causes us to fail to see deeper truths. By changing the angles, and patterns of the images we can escape the truth we think we see in a photograph and explore the deeper details, those details that are so beloved that each one is known, and counted. 

Additional details can be found here.

Thomas Brauer a priestographer who in addition to serving the Scottish Episcopal Church in the towns of Leven, Glenrothes, and Lochgelly, within the Diocese of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, is a vocational photographer. He is, in addition, a PhD Candidate in the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews under the supervision of the Revd Professor David Brown. See more of his photography at www.fiatpixel.com.

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