Sometimes Photography

Works by John Barnabas Lake and George P. Perez

May 12th – June 1st, 2018

Opening reception:
Saturday, May 12th, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Artist walk through and Q & A:
Wednesday, May 16th, 7 pm

Photo Show & Tell
(photobook, family albums, in-process work, all levels welcome):
Saturday May 26th, 11 am – 2 pm

Slide, Slide, Slide Altering Workshop:
Tuesday, May 29th, 7 pm

Individuals are encouraged to donate unwanted photos, photo drop off during gallery hours and programmed events.


John Lake and George P. Perez provide a critical dialog between current and historical concepts embedded in the medium of photography. Using photography as a starting point, and inspired by the photographs objecthood, its social functions, and its theoretical versatility, these works aim to complicate and confront normative notions of photographic art. In Sometimes Photography, Lake and Perez’s works stem from an array of tangent conversations to prove some form of validity in photo traditions each using tools, objects, and symbols known to the medium to create and manipulate the visual experience.

The show provides venues for interaction with photos books, incomplete puzzles, and claimed photography for visitors to open and engage with. The work presented is meant to be photo-centric surrounded by subtle sculptural elements to grasp. Views of sea and landscapes, sights on double meaning, and photo as structure are intended to make sense of studied, collected, and claimed photography. It is object-hood and artifact, its photo corners, its photography’s social function and photo-as-evidence. Its to relate to your friends and neighbors better, or maybe not-maybe not…it’s sometimes photography.