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  1. Ineffable: Ramses Alarcon Sanchez

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    FEATURING Ramses Alarcon-Sanchez w/11 Photographers

    At its core, Ineffable is a series about facing our fears and confronting the divine, the ethereal and sacred moments in life while finding our own level of awakening through their undefinability. Inspired by his journeys with shamans and medicine men from Central and South American traditions, Alarcon Sanchez sets out to illuminate an alternate reality. He manifests a dream world where beauty and the superficial constructs used to separate and divide us are eradicated, and the “three faces” paradigm – explored in Japanese culture – are revealed.

    Working with digital photography, film and Polaroids produced by the 11 collaborators,  Alarcon Sanchez hand embellishes and manipulates images to create something entirely new. Though the technical process varies, alternately using ink, acrylic or spray paint, beads or sewn materials, even etching/scratching directly onto negatives – his signature style has become synonymous with his artistry and is bewitching to view. In this collaboration,  Alarcon Sanchez challenges the ideas of beauty, our obsession with perfection and our consciousness of self by presenting a fiction upon a reality.

    From the fashion-esque portraits and stylized photography of Serene Supreme and Erin Pederson, to the storytelling photography of Michael Watson and the bold, expressive images from Nicholas Larkins Perez, each photographer involved in the Ineffable series brings a style distinctively personal. Using this diversity as a way to explore the multiple visages we wear in our day-to-day life,  Alarcon-Sanchez creates altered images which explore not only the different faces of their subjects, but also the darkside: grotesque and sinister elements hidden beneath the surface, while unmasking the true, inner selves in all of us.

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Sarah White
    Serene Supreme
    Ryan Stopera
    Michael Watson
    Chasadie Necessary
    Jorge Aztorga
    Wale Deen Agboola
    Manuel Cantu
    Erin Pederson
    Nicholas Larkins Perez
    Sho Nikaido

    OPENING RECEPTION
    Saturday, May 14th 2016, 7-11pm
    Music by DJ We ❤ Fiesta

    EXHIBIT FINALE
    Saturday, June 11th 2016 7-10pm
    Genrebeast 2: DEATHDANCE, the second of five CD release parties by Gus Watkins, on the night of Northern Spark – marking Gamut Gallery’s 4th anniversary! $10 entry, $15 w/ CD