Artist Spotlight: Don Bevirt

SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition
January 19 – February 23, 2017

Each Monday and Wednesday during the SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition, we will feature one of the exhibiting art instructors, including their artist statement and images of their works.

The World on the Other Side of the Mirror

By using the camera in a fluid way and post visualizing the final image, I can encounter a new reality. The photographic act consists of entering a space of intimate complicity, not to master it, but to play along with it and to demonstrate that nothing has been decided yet.

The instantaneity of photography is not to be confused with the simultaneity of real time. The flow of pictures produced and erased in real time is indifferent to the fluid dimension of the photographic moment.

In a sense, the photographic image materially translates a sense of reality, which is so obvious and so easily accepted because we already have the feeling that it is real, yet we are never in the real presence of the object. Between reality and its image, there is an impossible exchange. At best, one finds a visual correlation between reality and the image.

Mirror Series: Tree, 2016
20” x 24”
digital print

Mirror Series: Escalator, 2015
16” x 20”
digital print

Alleyway Old San Juan, 2016
20” x 24”
digital color photograph


Bevirt’s “Alleyway Old San Juan”


Bevirt’s “Mirror Series: Tree”


Bevirt’s “Mirror Series: Escalator”

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