On Saturday October 24th, 4-6pm, Patrick May will present the processes and ideas behind his recent body of work “Portrait Photo Considered Harmful”. His recent work uses digital techniques weave together gestures of documentation, craftsmanship, selection, and narrative. These juxtaposed layers of authority expose each other, causing the final images to question the notion of the artist as an individual speaker.
In keeping with the notion that the artwork is in a state of constant collaboration, the full source files of the artworks have been released under a Creative Commons license at http://hexane.org. Any interested parties are invited to examine, re-use, or appropriate any materials or techniques from the exhibition.
May received a BS in Studio Art from New York University in 1999. His work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, and Berlin, including Maiden Brooklyn, ZONE: Chelsea Center for the Arts, and the Galerie Scherer 8. He currently works in Brooklyn, NY creating intimate portraits of his friends and family.