through the lens of desire
June 15 – August 25, 2016
In our modern world, identity is everything. We thirst for organized nomenclature and merited affiliation within groups of our own society. Not only the desire but the need to belong to a group is almost universally seen in civilizations around the world. Through the Lens of Desire, artist Kris Sanford challenges viewers to find their own sense of belonging in the world by focusing on universal relationships between two people that are photographed together and understanding the significance of the relationships we all share.
In this series, her work aims to explicitly focus on the fictionalization of the collection of photographs. The idea for this series began after Sanford was gifted a collection of old photographs from her grandmother. Finding an image of her grandmother and a friend pictured at… more