2015 Festival Guide

Jason Maris
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Proving Grounds
Gallery L1
Featuring work by: Jason Maris

Opening Reception Oct 3 6- 9pm

Proving Grounds is a series of black and white imagery of the United States Marine Corps recruit training on Parris Island SC. Large format prints from vintage plastic cameras from the early 60's are surreal yet hauntingly visceral. In 1994 Maris was embedded with recruits for 23 days and each image reflects this intimate perspective into the transformation our youngest men and women experience as they commit to a life of service to the American public. The large format prints are accompanied by fiber based black and white prints taken with a Hasselblad in 2014. Both series were taken while scouting locations for commercial projects. This is the first time the photographs have been exhibited in their entirety. Jason Maris is a freelance photographer and documentary filmmaker that has been based in Atlanta since 1993. This show is timely as we are still at war although many civilians do not acknowledge it. The show is also part of a larger documentary film project entitled Homemade which addresses issues surrounding Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injuries and Suicide.

Exhibition Oct 03 - Oct 31

Dinner with the Artists Oct 11 7 - 11pm

Closing Reception Oct 30 8 - 10pm

Gallery L1
828 Ralph McGill Blvd, Suite L1, Atlanta, GA 30306 - Google Maps
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Fri-Sat: 11am-6:30pm
Sun: 11am-5pm
or by appointment
web: www.galleryl1.com/
ACP Listing #: 44

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