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Jada Fabrizio: Photographic Fairy Tales

Date(s) - 08/18/2017 - 09/17/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Monmouth Museum

NJ Emerging Artists Series


Jada Fabrizio: Photographic Fairy Tales

August 18 – September 17, 2017

Opening Reception: August 18, 6-8pm | Gallery Talk: September 13, 7-8pm

Gallery Hours: Tue – Sat: 10am – 5pm; Sun: 12pm – 5pm

I consider myself an alternative reality photographer. I sculpt my own characters, build dioramas, and light the scene to create surreal visual fables or freshly minted fairy tales for adults. My work transforms grit into something that hints positive, leaving the viewer between safe harbors, hoping for the best.

The impulse to make pictures comes from my own urge to understand and reconcile childhood experiences and current day observations. Through the process of sketching to completion I come to a deeper understanding of complex issues.

The resulting images are small perplexing moments that leave the viewer with a feeling that they have been dropped into a somewhat familiar plot. Working with fictional scenes desensitizes the narrative and creates a haven for viewer sympathies. In safety, viewers are more likely to project their own history onto the picture.

Each image is purposely unresolved. They are, in essence, stories in need of an ending. I believe that we cannot always affect the narrative of life’s circumstances, only the attitude we adopt towards them.