art previous exhibition: Suspended Stories
Marisa Howenstine is a Los Angeles-based photographer, who specializes in conceptual photography. Her work is unique, filled with unusual characters, scenarios, and environments inspired from a variety of illustrators, painters, film makers, designers, authors, and musicians. Prior to executing a photography project, Marisa does exhaustive research for conceptual, lighting, designing, and compositional ideas. She enjoys creating alluring work that captures a complicated narrative into a single picture, striving to leave her imagery open-ended for interpretation.
Marisa Howenstine's "Suspended Stories" exhibit revolves around the concept of film and book structure. While both have a beginning, middle, and end, the photography of "Suspended Stories" takes a snap moment in narrative time, leaving out the image's conception and completion. With edge, irony, humor, and intelligence, "Suspended Stories" seeks to redefine photography and implied narrative, giving it as much weight as film and literature possess.