SHARYN BACHLEDA: EPHEMERA (IN-BETWEEN)
Open Gallery (Lipscomb University) / 507 Hagan St. August 5 - September 1st
In this show, Bachleda works with film photography prints in an experimental installation, bringing awareness to the role of the image in the 21st century while serving as a reminder that the real subject is somewhere between the viewer and the wall. Regarding photography's role in the human experience, this work is concerned with constructs, translations and connecting the dots of memory. These are moments that lasted long enough to be photographed but moments that question perception and authenticity through their in-camera manipulation and display. This show calls attention to the "in-between" space, whether that space is mental, physical or an illusion. Deconstructed from origin, these moments take on their own intimate narrative as they embody remnants of the blurred past, temporal present and projected futures.
Sharyn Ashley Bachleda is a multidisciplinary artist born in Deerfield Beach Florida in 1992. She graduated from Watkins College of Art in 2015 and currently lives and works in Nashville, TN. She primarily works with film photography and video with an emphasis on the installation. Bachleda's work has been exhibited throughout Tennessee including The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Knoxville Museum of Art, The Brownlee O Currey Jr. Gallery, The Bagwell Gallery, The Tipton Gallery, and Track One. Bachleda currently co-teaches art with Healing Arts Project Inc. at the Tennessee Mental Health Consumers Association. Her photographs have been featured in Photography Today, Volition, The Hand and Seven Shades of Black Magazine.