The exhibit, “Being in the Land,” features Moore’s landscape photography and features works created using unique photography processes: pinhole photography, where light is passed through the pinhole to project an inverted image onto the paper or film on the opposite end of the camera, and photopolymer gravure, which uses a plate that can be inked and printed by pressure through an etching press to capture images.
“I have been photographing for ‘Being in the Land’ for around four years and I felt the time had come to exhibit the project,” Moore said. “I do not feel that the series is quite complete so having an exhibition is a good way to take stock of what I have done and contemplate what I need to do to finish the project. Exhibiting the work helps create conversations with viewers about the project and these conversations also inform my thinking about what to do next.”
In choosing which pieces to include in the exhibit, Moore said she takes a filmmaker’s approach.
“For every work that is on the wall, there are many, many works that have been put to bed in one of my many portfolio cases,” she said. “Presenting a body of work is like creating a short experimental film; I see the show as a sensory experience that, hopefully, is more rich and more evocative than any one work alone.” She added she hopes the exhibit encourages reflection and contemplation in those who view it.
The exhibit runs through Nov. 6. To view an online gallery, visit www.lexingtonartleague.org/robyn-moore.html. The exhibition can also be seen at the Lexington Arts League, located at 209 Castlewood Dr. in Lexington. The gallery is open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.