Public Opening – KATE JOYCE: METAPHYSICS
1606 Paseo De Peralta
Kate Joyce: Metaphysics, an exhibition of photographs created between 2012 and 2019, during a period when Joyce was regularly commuting by air. Spending so much time in the sky, between cramped seats and strange solitude, she began to see the window seat as its own destination: a “studio of constraint.”
In the beginning she photographed out the window, capturing the mesmerizing aerial views, but soon turned her lens inside, towards body shapes, reflected sunlight, the curves of the interior airplane architecture, and halos of color refracted from passengers’ clothing onto the plastic interior surrounding them. “I spent five years on over fifty commercial airplanes, coveting the window seat, looking for a variety of illuminated bodies,” says Joyce.
This series of photographs explores relationships between mind and matter, and highlights the way static images can capture the passage of time, revealing fragments of its movement through light and space.