NEW WEATHER WEAVES NEW GARMENTSJames Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
January 8, 2015—February 14, 2015
The title comes from the last line of Carl Sandburg’s poem New Weather, and in this body of work Stone reflects on the shifting climates of our perception. Working in digital photography and video, Stone creates illusory landscapes that are often distorted through a technological intervention in their coding. The result is beautiful sensual imagery with a digital glitch. His still photographs are subtly altered by color shifts, collage like abstractions, and technological deconstructions Stone refers to as ‘data-bending’. These perceptual interruptions create a type of jolt for the viewer, suggesting an alternative way of seeing the world. This resistance to the status quo is deeply rooted in Stone’s practice, redolent of the ideological underpinnings of utopianism and poetic sensibility.