Thursday, October 11, 2007

An Image A Week: Dan Boardman

Recent Hot Shot Dan Boardman's project Home is an intimate and lonely look at small town living. He has set out to reexamine the unexplored spaces and objects of his past, while trying to assimilate these things with the present. Boardman's images address the function of memory in the cataloguing of the past, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining these connections. Boardman writes:

"To grow up in a small town is to always be looking for something bigger; to be looking out to the next chapter, waiting, daydreaming. To move away from a small town leaves a longing for its innocence and its comfort. This work was an investigation into memory, how it changes and what traces trigger a relationship between then and now."