Bring your own lights

Photo Jason Mandella


In Katherine Hubbard’s solo exhibition Bring your own lights, the history of The Kitchen’s building as an ice storage facility was the impetus for a meditation on site, vision, and identity, realized through a series of new works in photography, installation, writing, and performance. Hubbard presented light as the basic element of both vision and photography in order to decode processes of spectatorship. In the front gallery, a dimming light installation mirrored the main gallery’s two series of photographs in which light was subject and medium. Low, angled stools placed throughout the exhibition provided specified sight-lines that emphasized the placement of the body and the experiential nature of photography. For Hubbard, the act of viewing is inextricably tied to subject positioning and the creation of meaning. During the run of the show, Hubbard presented two performances, where she turned The Kitchen’s gallery space into a darkroom. This exhibition was curated by Matthew Lyons.

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