2 November 1982 - 20 November 1982
Opening Reception 2 November 1982 8pm
Kent State U./Pilgrimage & Mnemonic
Stan Denniston’s concerns with the associative properties of memory, first evidenced in his ‘REMINDERS’ series, are further developed in this exhibition to engender a much complexified view of private consciousness.
The catalyst of this photographic installation was a visit to the site of an extraordinary public event with which Denniston had a degree of familiarity through mass media representation — the fantasy of presence. His response is a multi-layered montage/ monument; a photographic equivalent of the primary site synthesized from locations of remembrances of direct experience. Memory as fact, as conscience, and as tribute — these photographs set a certainty of experience against that fantasy.