By MATTHEW NASH & MATTHEW GAMBER
Ben Sloat’s new exhibition “Death Is Just A Rumor Spread By Life” at Laconia Gallery is an intense and thoughtful exploration of methods and history of photography. By dissecting the very nature of graphing light, Sloat asks tough questions about how we perceive the photograph, and what we expect of light and our ability to understand it as a medium.
Big RED & Shiny’s Matthew Gamber and Matthew Nash sat down with Sloat to discuss the show and the explorations to that led to this work. You can hear a recording of that conversation by clicking below, and see him talk about his work at the gallery on April 4th.
“Death Is Just A Rumor Spread By Life” is on view March 7 – April 26, 2008 at Laconia Gallery.
All images are courtesy of the artist and Laconia Gallery.