Manifest Obscura (ongoing)

In the Manifest Obscura series, iconic landscapes of the American West are complicated and obfuscated by combining the tradition of large-format analog photography with microbial processes. Made using a simple pinhole camera, the soft, dreamlike images immediately frustrate our desire to consume and fetishize a sublime “Nature” — detail emerges only when microorganisms exert their own image of the world in place of ours. Control is ceded to chance as agency shifts to non-human interlocutors collected from each landscape. Lifeforms and image, locked in material embrace, both cultivate and destroy the other.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

  • The Polygon Gallery, The Lind Prize (group exhibition) – North Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
  • AHVA Gallery at UBC, Some Kind of Darkness (group exhibition) – Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

To see more images from this series, or for information regarding exhibition, send Ramey an email.

Pictured left:
A fine sheet of water (2018)
Inkjet print
149.9 x 193 cm