Patricia Voulgaris is an artist and educator from New York. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2013 with a BFA in photography. Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions including Aperture Foundation, Rubber Factory, Red Hook Labs and Baxter Street at CCNY. Her photographs have been featured in publications such as Der Greif, Vice Magazine, Dear Dave Magazine, Photography Is Art and The British Journal of Photography. She is the grant recipient of the Lucie Foundation, Aaron Siskind Foundation and SVA Faculty Award.
About ‘Mere Exposure’ – words by Patricia Voulgaris:
The spaces in between, the distance between you and I, spatial awareness.
How does the body interact within a limited space? The creator is subject to a fixed boundary that constructs a barrier between body and object. Can the two coexist harmoniously?
We create space physically and subconsciously, both actions are dictated by the body. We consume, fill, and bury every inch. Occasionally, we purposely create spaces between one another. Fleeting from a feeling that we no longer choose to acknowledge. The spaces that we once held are soon replaced and occupied with a new placeholder. As time passes, we reflect on the spaces that we once inhabited. Our memories wont let us forget.
I want to forget. Remember the spaces that your body has touched. This body is yours to keep, a tender memento that will claw and bury its way into a space that you call home.