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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

WFIU's Arts Desk Editor, Yaël seeks out and shepherds the stories of artists, musicians, writers, and other creative people. In addition, Yaël co-hosts A Moment of Science, writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History, produces Speak Your Mind (WFIU's guest editorial segment), hosts music and news hours throughout the week, and lends her voice to everything from accounting courses to nature documentaries. Yaël 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.

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