Raw, dark, invigorating, and swimming in a chimerical reality, the work of Natalie Franco is a migrating timeline of cinematic inspired imagery that spans over three continents. Humans and environments become an unveiling fusion of isolated moments in time. Places emerge into collective testaments reflecting the ephemeral nature of the world. Transitioning into a sequence of dreamlike incidents, Franco’s imagery takes on a visual never-ending waking dream.
The subconscious is reminiscent to how a camera operates. It takes snapshots of what is visible to our peripheral spectrum and stores them away in our infinite filing memory banks. Franco confounds this idea to emulate the subconscious’s retrieval of still images for the use of continuous stories that play out in our dreams and nightmares. Re-creating these scenes from her own, Franco introduces the viewer on an intuitive journey through childhood, wonder, seclusion and the haunting atmospheres that influence the human conditioning.
I am merely a visceral preserver of time governed by curiosity.
-Natalie M Franco 2013
About the Show- The work of Natalie Franco is a revealing passage that dives right into the unconscious excreting detailed memories from dreams and destinations. Noted for her trademark available lighting and intensely dark prints, Franco’s style commands the darkness to be confronted. “The Hours” is a slow time lapse excursion into Franco’s succession of images and thoughts during slumber. Lacking sensory when dreaming; the human mind is always recording. These are her recordings.
Written by Natalie M Franco
About SPACE Gallery- SPACE is first and foremost, a Photographic Gallery jurying artists from Los Angeles and all over the United States. We are located at 250 West Second Street in The Pomona Arts Colony in Pomona, CA. We hold Themed shows once per month in the SPACE Main gallery and photographic related works in “backSPACE.”
Our personnel have a visual arts and Los Angeles art and music scene history dating back from the early eighties. SPACE has SOUNDS! Every second Saturday of the month (That’s Artwalk) we feature an Avant-garde, new music, electronic or cutting edge live band at the front of the Gallery.
SPACE is also the home of The Pomona Photographic Society which meets once per month every third Thursday. Owner and curator of SPACE Gallery
“backSPACE” featured artist Jaime “FLAN” Munoz: High Life for a Low-Life
YOUR FACE AT SPACE: SPACE GALLERY PHOTO BOOTH
Black and White Photography by: Hali Lecat
Christina Long, Owner of SPACE Gallery
Curated by Christina Long and Megan Flanders
Music by: Shanon Michelle Strings & Brainstory