K&K is pleased to present One Time Use: a project using disposable cameras. Six artists were commissioned to shoot a disposable camera and then deliver their film to us. We are displaying every frame from this process online, while selected prints will be on view in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. The limitations of the project subjected six distinct individual aesthetics to the filter of the disposable camera. The disposable provides a medium which — in its lo-fi-ness — is capable of distilling the photographic process away from the technical distractions of photo gear. It is within this deliberately simplistic medium that the artists pursued their work. The results are at once conceptually varied yet stylistically coherent. The imagery oscillates between landscape, infrastructure, portrait, travel, food, architecture, interior, and the street. Yet it consistently retains shared marks of the medium: obvious grain, distorted rendering of the subject, and a certain consumer haze. Ultimately the end result of the process — a series of limited edition prints hanging on gallery walls — completes the alchemical cycle from budget / ephemeral back into valued / permanent which began when the artists themselves picked up the one time use camera.
Curated in collaboration with Drew Heffron.
Participating artists: Daniel Barrett, Aaron Binaco, Marc McAndrews, Anna Moller, Shane Neufeld, Marina Zamalin.
June 4 – July 26 Opening: June 4, 7-10pm