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Doug McMinimy: 'Dis/Re-member'
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 2 PM - 6 PM
Friday: 2 PM - 6 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
About the exhibition:
Dis/Re-member is a dis-membering of Khamla Somphanh’s dance, Purposely Accidental. Doug McMinimy converts the dance from a sequence of movements in space and time into a series of still photographs. These dance images have been selected and organized in this gallery as a re-membering of the dance in the form of a photographic art installation.
Viewable by appointment, Thursday and Friday from 2-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11-5 p.m. by RSVPing here.
The exhibition is also viewable from the sidewalk on University Avenue in North Park, and is lit at night.
Dance photography allows us toRead the KPBS Feature on this exhibition here. experience the power and beauty of dance in an untraditional way, adding depth and complexity to the artform. Lost is the dimension and quality of movement. Instead, the fleeting gesture is suspended in time, allowing us the opportunity to contemplate the dancer’s fleeting gesture. A wide-angle lens was primarily used for these images, allowing the photographer to work in close proximity to the dancer and the viewer to become immersed in the experience of dance.
About the artist:
Douglas McMinimy is a San Diego-based photographer who works exclusively with dancers. He began to dance in his late teens and co-founded modern dance group 456 Speed-Up in 1980. By the 2000s, his connections with dance had waned. He began carrying a camera, photographing the New England flora on daily dog walks on Mount Desert Island, Maine.
Photography facilitated his prodigal return to dance in 2017. Having relocated to San Diego with its thriving dance community, he became determined to focus his creative efforts on photographing dance, particularly in a studio setting, which enables a relationship of collaboration between McMinimy and the dancers he photographs.