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Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions

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Juror: Blue Mitchell, editor Diffusion magazine 

“Curiouser and curiouser!” cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). “Now I’m opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!”  So wrote Lewis Carroll (aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), mathematician, author and photographer.  This exhibition is dedicated to the spirit of Alice, who found an alternative reality in the fiction of Wonderland.  For the exhibition "Curiouser and Curiouser: Photographic Dreams and Fictions," we sought photographs that transcend the factual to suggest moments that are ethereal, magical, and wonder-filled. 

We are pleased to welcome back photographer, editor and curator Blue Mitchell as the juror for this exhibition.  Blue chose 40 photographs for display at PhotoPlace Gallery from October 8th through November 1st. He also selected 35 additional photographs for the gallery's Online Annex. All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalog available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.

Juror's Statement:

The Curiouser and Curiouser submission selections unfolded to me like an abstract narrative resembling Carroll's Wonderland but more like the world of Czech director Jan Švankmajer's film Alice. For this exhibit we find ourselves in a prolific alternative reality created by the collective conscience of photographers that peeks into a less innocent side of Alice much like Švankmajer's vision. My goal is to challenge the viewers to link the images and conjure their own fairytales as they walk through the space these photographs inhabit. It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to look inside these photographers’ psyche for just a moment and get a glimpse of their creative prestige.

 



Curiouser and Curiouser:
Photographic Dreams and Fictons
Photos chosen for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery
All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission
All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission

Geoffrey Agrons
Kensington, CA

Oh the Humanity

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Margaret Demonnier Ahmed
Rock Stream, NY

Returning

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Hillary Atiyeh
Lyons, OR

From the series Collective Reveries

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Hannah Bailey
Pittsburgh, PA

Descent

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John Basaniak
Vermillion, SD

Scenes from the Dream of a Fortune Teller #550

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Aimee Brasseur
Alma, MI

Cages and Sanctuaries

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Ellen Cantor
Rolling Hills Estates, CA

Eight Cousins

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Troy Colby
Beloit, KS

Wrestling the Dream of Flight

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David Morris Cunningham
Woodstock, NY

Dress Rehearsal Rag
from the series  Becoming Invisible

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Sean Duggan
Grass Valley, CA

The Telephone

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Gerald Figal
Nashville, TN

Muchier

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Stacy L. Gardner
Loveland, CO

Alone Together - Dancehall

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Anna Gay
Milledgeville, GA

A Mind of Its Own

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Pauline Gola
Redondo Barch, CA

Lost No. 2

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J.M. Golding
San Francisco, CA

Pure World

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Denis Hagen
Wheaton, IL

Wings

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Tara Harland Viney
Bridport, Dorset, UK

Frond, 2013

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Garin Horner
Ann Arbor, MI

Seeming to Appear from Nothing

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Lucas James
Milford, NH

Looking Glass 4

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Jaime Johnson
Ruston, AL

Discovery

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Hope Kahn
Cherry Hill, NJ

Cosmos

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Candi S. Kalinsky
Bellevue, NE

Jezebel

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Alice Meliere Kivlon
Kinnelon, NJ

The Journey

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Carr Kizzier
Baltimore, MD

Mirrors

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Rebecca Lessem
Madison, WI

Noir Series no. 7

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Jenn Libby
Rochester, NY

The White Rabbit

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Susan Lirakis
Center Sandwich, NH

Sandcastle

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Shane McGeehan
W. Columbus, OH

The Forest

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Jim McKinniss
Redondo Beach, CA

Floating in Room

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Yvette Meltzer

Revolutions in Green

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Greg Norstrom
Somerville, MA

Untitled

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Valerie Patterson
Hawthorne, CA

The Red Herring

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Claude Peschel Dutombe
Pathumthani, Thailand

Borderlands #4

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Elena Retfalvi
Barcelona, Spain

Untitled

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Michelle Rogers Pritzl
Salem, MA

The Task of Remembrance

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Jim Rohan
Wakefield, MA

The Snow at Night

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Elise Rorick
Indianapolis, IN

The White Rabbit

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Linda Sandow
New York, NY

Beyond In Our Mind #11

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Martha Schuster
Long Beach, CA

Awakened

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Deb Schwedhelm
Tampa, FL

Sky, Tampa, 2013

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Athena Petra Tasiopoulos
Montpelier,VT

Cellular

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Curiouser and Curiouser:
Photographic Dreams and Fictions 

The Online Gallery Annex
All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission
All photographs are copyright of the individual artists and may not be reproduced without their permission

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Giordano Angeletti
Savannah, GA

Ordinary Vistas #28

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Brenda Bancel
Boston, MA

Tuileries

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David Cory
South Bend, IN

Gargoyle

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Francis Crisafio
Pittsburgh, PA

Three Turning to Four #2

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Becky L. Crump
Evanston, IL

Apparition Ascending

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Gregory Davis
Crestview Hills, KY

8 Track

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John DuBois
Issaquah, WA

Escape

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Rima Geffen
Cape Town, South Africa

Playing House 

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Austin Gillins
Cedar City, UT

The Apple

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Austin Gillins
Cedar City, UT

The Apple

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Laura Greivenkamp
Seabrook, TX

Memories of Childhood #5

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Melissa Hogan
Portland, OR

Nightweed

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Siobhan Keleher
Denver, CO

Apis Mellifera #6

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Jen Kiaba
Rhinebeck, NY

Mournful

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Boris Kotlyar
Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Accountant

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Barbara Kyne
Oakland, CA

Wild 4

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Belenna Mesa Lauto
Hicksville, NY

Approaching Light, 2012

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Aleya Lehmann Bench
New York, NY

Unwilling Longer

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Lilith Love
Reuver, The Netherlands

Side Table, 2010, Self-Portrait

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Dan McCormack
Accord, NY

Vera V 7-27-12  09AD

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Anne Diamond McNevin
Milford, MA

Powers of Mediation

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Diane K. Miller
Naperville, IL

Dark Forest

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Kelly Morris
Sumter, SC

Creeping Up Behind

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Scott Murphy & Sienna Kuhn
Saint Joseph, MN

First Body

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Danielle Ellen Owensby
Warren, MI

Domestic Pt. Six

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Michael Pannier
Frederick, MD

Room 4 #7

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Rosalie Post
Cambridge, MA

Metamorphosis

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Aubree Ross
Darlington, SC

Untitled Alavon #9

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Michelle Saffran
Underhill, VT

Peter 1972

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Rachel Sieben
South Portland, ME

Inside

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Raina Stinson
Beaverton, OR

Dreamer

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Yosuke Terada
Rego Park, NY

Escape

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Brandy Trigueros
San Gabriel, CA

Songbird Elegy

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Haley Tucker
Oakland, CA

Untitled

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Pat Willard
Redwood City, CA

Dream Life of Fruits and Vegetables 29.15.182W.10

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