Paul Smedberg’s Extended Re-Mix Of Reality

Paul Smedberg's photo-remixes combine a true fondness for quotidian imagery with a yearning to burst through simple appearances to a value-added reality.

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    Paul Smedberg, Man's Glassy Essence.

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    Paul Smedberg, Ruins at Agrigento Number 1.

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    Paul Smedberg, Indiana Theatre (detail).

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    Paul Smedberg, Wood Stone Mill (Detail)

Event Information

What Am I Looking At? Photo-Remixes By Paul Smedberg

An exhibition of digitally manipulated photographs by Paul Smedberg.


Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center, Bloomington, Indiana

Through the month of July, 2011; Mon-Sat, 10 am-5 pm

free

An exhibition of digitally manipulated photographs by Paul Smedberg is on view for the month of July at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Art Center. The co-owner of a small advertising agency in Bloomington, the graphic designer sat down with WFIU’s Yaël Ksander to explain the art photography he pursues as an avocation.

The exhibition “What am I looking at?” showcases Smedberg’s digital collages of photographs he’s taken of factories, ruins, forests, friends, and flowers.

“I’ve taken thousands of pictures in one section of woods, and I’ve watched trees fall and rot away,” Smedberg muses. “I find those edges really interesting. And those are the ones that are most expressive to me, the most fecund with meaning.”

Yaël Ksander

Raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Yael holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature. She joined WFIU in 2000, where she hosts music and talk programs, and produces features on artists, writers, musicians and other creative people for Artworks. Yael co-hosts A Moment of Science and writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History. She enjoys getting to know WFIU listeners--from those who submit commentaries for Speak Your Mind to those who provide the comments she reads on Saturday mornings.

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