Group f.8: Deserts, Seas, and Journeys Opens Saturday
Back in 2000, when boy bands roamed the earth and people were stocking up on Twinkies in preparation for Y2K, renowned local installation artist and photographer Christopher Blay formed a super friends experimental photography collective called Group f:8. The group’s founding members will combine their power rings for a reunion show, Deserts, Seas, and Journeys, at William Campbell Contemporary Art. The show opens this Saturday, June 22 with a reception for the artists from 6-8 p.m.
Among those showing will be Julie Almendral, Elizabeth Bowie, Tanya Habjoqua, James Johnston, Loli Kantor, and Nick Prendergast, and Blay. There will be a wide range of styles on display, including black-and-whites, colors, and multi-media pieces. The subject matter of the show will range from Johnston’s desert images, to Blay’s abstract images derived from expired Polaroid film, according to the group’s Facebook invite.
The exhibition will be the group’s first in eleven years, and runs through Aug. 3.