Opening: Friday, May 5 from 7pm to 9pm
Angela Jones is an Australian artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in a 19th century wet plate collodion photographic process which she has practiced out of her studio in Brooklyn since 2015. Angela modernizes the portraiture tradition using experimental photochemistry techniques to bring her subjects’ internal worlds to life.
Angela’s artistic practice is grounded in community and care. Her approach is informed by her training as a postpartum doula. Through her art making and doula work she creates safe spaces for people to express their most authentic selves.
“Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space. I began to think of time as having a shape, something you could see, like a series of liquid transparencies, one laid on top of the another. You don’t look back a long time but down through it, like water. Sometimes this comes to the surface, sometimes that, sometimes nothing. Nothing goes away.” – Cat’s eye Margaret Atwood
A body of work made between the two homes Angela exists in, Australia and New York.
Australia is a dreamy landscape with expansive oceans and incredible natural beauty. It is also home to one of the oldest surviving indigenous cultures on earth whose sacred lands have been violated by colonialism.
Catastrophic climate change-induced events, like the bushfires that ripped through Australia in 2020, have placed renewed importance on the value of the Indigenous land care practices. It was as if the earth screamed out for change, sparking an awakening and a conversation.
These political tensions also ripple through Angela’s Brooklyn studio where she works with materials and subjects to imagine new worlds. Her camera and the ancient photographic process is a departure into an alternate universe – a sacred place of creativity.
The exhibition is located at Homme Gallery’s 2000 L ST NW location.