June 28 - July 15, 2019
Opening reception, Friday, June 28, 6 - 9 pm
Gaa Gallery Provincetown
Gaa Gallery Provincetown is pleased to present hoP map, a selection of photographs from artist Barry Stone, opening Friday, June 28 in the gallery’s project space. hoP map, on view through July 15, is a parallel extension of Stone’s ongoing series, Daily, in a Nimble Sea. The opening reception is Friday, June 28, from 6 - 9 pm at 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA.
Barry Stone is a photographer based in Austin, Texas. His photographs explore the intersections among place, family, and digital material. hoP map is an elegant gesture of its own internal processes. Shot on Popham Beach in Phippsburg, Maine, the exhibition’s title is an anagram of the very letters that compose its site location, and the photos in this series are all contemporary explorations of the innovative possibilities inherent in digitally constructed images. Like the title of the exhibition, Stone scrambles the constituent code of his image files rather than directly editing the original captures. hoP map yields an emotionally imbued and exploratory body of work tied to and yet emancipated by its own material.
Barry Stone (b. 1972, Lubbock, Texas) lives and works in Austin, TX, where he is Associate Professor of Photography at the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. A founding member of the Lakes Were Rivers photography collective, Stone’s work is represented by Gaa Gallery; Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York; and Art Palace, Houston. Select solo exhibitions include Expanded Geographies, Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, China; New Weather Weaves New Garments, James Harris Gallery, Seattle; and Highway 71 Revisited, Lawndale Art Center, Houston. Stone’s work has also been exhibited at the International Center for Photography and Artist’s Space, New York and the Austin Museum of Art, Texas, and is included in the public collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Henry Art Gallery, Seattle.