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Stratus Artist Label Series – JESSICA EATON

Revolution 34
2018 | Pigment Print

“An ongoing theme in my work is the exploration of the ways a camera might be able to ‘see’ that differs from our vision system. The Revolutions works combine both a long shutter speed and additive colour separation. In these works the camera perceives an alternate idea of both time and colour processing.”

Jessica Eaton was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver for her BFA Photography. She has had solo shows at Contact Photography Festival in Toronto and The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; and group shows at Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam; Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal; and Daegu Photography Biennial, South Korea. Eaton is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow.

For myself, my best work is when I come in with a very strong idea of what I want things to be but then I am confronted with obstacles and I’m able to respond and negotiate and end up somewhere that defies and exceeds my initial idea. I believe there is a fundamental similarity to making, to producing, anything. It is an ongoing balancing of your will and external forces. I’ve had the privilege of watching people try to make wine. It is a beautiful process. You start with a grape and an idea but then have to adapt to what is actually happening. Perhaps just a slight shift in temperature changes everything.
– Jessica Eaton

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