In an Instant: Iconographs is an exhibition of manipulated instant photographs.
Drawing from Byzantine iconography, the female figure is reimagined as a spiritual subject.
The images are then reworked using ink, paint, silver and gold leaf.
Exhibition dates: February 1 - 23 Opening reception for invited guests only.
‘In an Instant: Iconographs’ is an exhibition of manipulated instant prints by photographer Greg Gerla. This body of work was influenced by early religious iconography of Eastern Europe and the Byzantine Empire. While the purpose of religious iconography was to connect the viewer to a religious doctrine and represent characters of that doctrine as the personification of a higher state, these images are based on the figure in an attempt to convey a connection of the female persona as being a spiritual entity unto itself. The image of Woman is presented as possessing the attributes of sainthood: expresser of love, risk-taker, having humility, contemplative, and compassionate.
The images in this exhibition were made using a variety of Polaroid and Fuji instant print material. They were then reworked using ink, vintage oil colors, acrylic paint, silver leaf, and gold leaf.