Lisa McCarty

My work is an invitation to consider light, shadow, time, and the desire to capture. In aiming to explore the possibilities of photography itself through the creation and study of photographs, this work often fluctuates between two poles of inquiry. First, seeking out and documenting places important in the history of imagemaking. Second, foregrounding the unpredictable material processes that facilitate photography by systematically testing and creating a variety of films and image capture devices. This spectrum is bridged by a practice of reading, research, and written notation on the traditions and innovations of imagemaking. The resulting images test the limits of photographic materials as well as the idea of the document in both form and content.  Most recently my  work has been exhibited at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C., the American University Museum in Washington, D.C., Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media in Boston, MA, and the X-Initiative in New York NY, and with the PICTURE BERLIN residency program at LoBe and UFO Presents in Berlin. Lisa holds a BFA from George Mason University and is currently a MFA candidate in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.