CHUNG 24 GALLERY
ROLLS & TUBES COLLECTIVE'S
"A HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY"
February 1 - March 11, 2023
An idea conceived out of the need to maintain normalcy and connection during the pandemic lockdown in 2020, the four Bay Area artists in Rolls & Tubes Collective - Christy McDonald, Colleen Mullins, Jenny Sampson and Nicole White - decided to parody iconic photographs in the medium's history using rolls of toilet paper, the accompanied paper tubes and other materials. What started as an exercise in creativity evolved into a full-blown project resulting in a trove of impressive images from which the traveling exhibition was born. All prints shown in this exhibition are available for sale.
From Corey Keller
Adjunct Professor, CCA; Independent Curator; Historian
Over the course of a year that demanded we think more critically about inclusion, the project became something far greater than the sum of its parts: a series of four individual artists’ interpretations of great works from the history of photography posted on Instagram merged into a collective reflection on the writing of that history itself.
From the Artists
The commodification of the commonplace became a running theme of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having made homebodies of us all, COVID-19 created absurd rolling shortages, of flour, hair dye, and of course, toilet paper. This was the genesis of the work by the Rolls & Tubes Collective. In this work, each of the four artists reinterpreted a known photograph in the arc of contemporary, and the history of photography, utilizing toilet paper as an element of the image.
OTHER WORKS IN SERIES
BY COLLEEN MULLINS
Showing ONLINE ONLY
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