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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vickers-Kane photo show opens Thurs., Nov. 7, at Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College Pegasus Gallery
100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, 1-800-818-5501
Cara Vickers-Kane: Parlor Tricks in the Pegasus Gallery and The Niche(Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall, The Niche is located in Founders Hall across from the Registrar’s Office.)
Nov. 7, 2013—Jan. 10, 2014.
Opening Reception: Thurs., Nov. 7, 6—7:30 p.m.

Press release from Middlesex Community College

The experiential nature of Cara Vickers-Kane’s photographs provokes viewers to actively see, be seen by and engage with the depicted subjects.

Vickers-Kane’s Parlor Tricks series consist of paired models that initially appear seated on a vintage sofa. Closer inspection reveals that these subjects are actually seated on stools positioned in front of a photographic backdrop that includes the sofa image. A visible seam in the center of the background photograph further announces this intentional play of illusionism. Although these are color photographs, a black and white background and subdued garment values further separate the posed models from the artifice of their environment.

The staged nature of studio photography is a key subject in Vickers-Kane’s work where 19th century gazes, props and posturing play off of clearly contemporary portrayals of the human body in nuanced social interactions.

Photo by Cara Vickers-Kane

Vickers-Kane describes her photographs as explorations of the "complexities between representation and presentation, observation and interaction, reciprocation and disconnect."

Cara Vickers-Kane has exhibited through the United States and internationally. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Wright State University. She also holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Connecticut.

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