Important New Work
Diane Ketelsen’s black and white digital photo essay is something you don’t see very often. The artist has managed to turn herself inside out on film, to the extent that such a feat is humanly possible. Surprises are many, ranging from the soft, subtly lit volumes bearing discordant sharp edges in a film Noir stew, to the strained compositions wherein objects play more intimately in relationship to the photographer than other humans.
“Most of the photographs are of self-portraits and views from my perspective. How I see things. Living with Cerebral Palsy and using a wheelchair in my everyday life.”
Ketelsen takes us into her world in ways that are very personal, extremely vulnerable and incredibly moving. She shows us not only her challenges but her strength and faith in beautiful, light forged, dimensions that are much deeper than the prints.
Ketelsen’s work will be in exhibition at the Emerald Art Center, 500 Main Street in Springfield, Oregon through the month of November, with a reception for the artist on November 9th, from 5:30 – 8:00pm.