It’s hard for photographer Amy Leibrand to turn down a gallery show. She’s “kind of a gallery whore.” (Her words, not ours!) So when CS Gallery opened its newly renovated NX Gallery—located in the area between the Olde Towne East space’s paper studio and main galleryLeibrand couldn’t resist the offer of a show.
“I figured to get anyone interested in yet another exhibit I’d have to do something different,” said Leibrand, a regular exhibitor at CS Gallery. “I have a hard time sticking with any one thing anyway and was already bored with the typical display methods. I knew I wanted to build something to mount photographs to, something interactive, I just wasn’t sure what until I started banging things together.”
Her signature style of photography — moody, layered — is enhanced and complicated by interactive, multi-dimensional displays, many of which reference escape theory as it relates to psychology. In what ways do we escape ourselves? Why?
Escape to the show’s closing reception this Friday, with a special set by DJ Moxy from 7 to 9 p.m.