8 October - 31 October 2015
Models are often nameless and unknown, but not in Wallflower, a new exhibition by Sara Teresa.
Sara Teresa’s subjects are not nameless models, but people in her life – friends, colleagues, family. Her subjects are her collaborators, as she explores the idea of a person blending into the background, and what it can mean. The subjects were asked about introspection, silence, shyness, disregard, and themselves. The result is a compelling collection of colour and monochrome portrait photography and the accompanying book of the same name, that explores what lies beneath, both figuratively and literally.
In her own words:
“born in the Pacific northwest, on the coast of Oregon
raised in a moving van
entertained by forbidden literature, confusing films and an over-active imagination
chose the ‘lucrative’ degree path
stumbled out with honours in Theatre Arts
picked up a camera and said, well, what’s the worst that could happen“