Conversations with Chaos
July 2 - September 24, 2016
Opening Reception: July 1 | 5-8 PM
Daryl Thetford works in photography-based digital media and collage. His process begins by selecting a single, original photographic image followed by digital layering and combining of dozens of additional original photographs. It is a process, which takes an average of 40 hours. His resulting images range from culturally familiar individual pieces (bikes, cowboys, guitars, cityscapes) to more esoteric series based on humans’ inner struggle with modern society or the human sense of isolation in the noise of the modern world.
Thetford grew up in rural Tennessee and had an early interest in art. Encouraged to pursue a “practical” career, he spent 15 years working in the field if mental healthcare. When Thetford returned to art in 2001 he discovered that the psychology of behavior and emotion flowed neatly into his artistic process. The result is a compelling body of photo collage work that is informed by the richness of the psyche.
Thetford lives and works in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States and has work in numerous corporate collections.
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