Worlds in flux
Clews uses photography to guide her search for a sense of place by constructing other-worldly environments that play with space and scale. Having grown up in a rural environment, Clews feels deep admiration for the vastness and beauty of the landscape. Her work creates not only a sense of wonder, but sometimes either playfulness or foreboding in an environment of magic realism.
About her work, Clews states that "although not necessarily a geographical location, place, is our center of meaning and identity. Uncertain of my future, I too am searching for a sense of place, away from the din of urban life. I consider myself to be an image maker and collector, capturing in this world, microscopic images, which form the building blocks for the imaginary worlds I generate".
Born in Tijeras, New Mexico, she is currently living in Kansas City after graduating with a BFA in photography from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2014.
Opening Reception on Friday, March 6th, from 6:00-10:00pm
Closing Reception and Beer Tasting on Saturday, March 28th, from 7-10pm