Back to the Future

Two photographers mess around with time.

David Lynch Inland Empire

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The past meets the present in Future Flux, a photo show that opens tonight at Parish Hall. The 22-piece exhibit pairs Rose Marincil’s split-second photography with Matthew Fehrmann’s pictorial exploration of the past.

Marincil’s most striking pic, “Facing East,” captures a flock of birds flying out of the picture as one lone creature darts upward. A thunderstorm rages around them. “I have to always consider that the image in front of me will never look the same if I don’t capture it as I see it,” says Marincil. “It enables me to move without fear of missing an opportunity.” Fehrmann’s “Page 26,” on the other hand, features an open diary that reveals a day’s worth of memories. “What is on that paper is only significant for one reason: It is the past,” says Fehrmann. “Will it affect the future? Is there any reason to revisit the past? Was it necessary to record these thoughts at all?” Marincil’s “Light Graffiti” (which depicts a local railroad underpass covered with writing) pretty much sums up the local artists’ shared philosophy, says Future Flux curator Ryan Weitzel. “Strangely, the post-industrial fallout is beautiful -- the crumbling buildings, the walls that age when the rust starts eating at it,” he says. “The way things fall apart can be beautiful.” A meet and greet with the artists takes place at 7 tonight. The exhibit is on view by appointment.
Aug. 10-Sept. 15

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