These collaged prints celebrate my awe of the constant motion of everything in the universe, that often we can't see but people have found evidence for in our lifetimes. My own favorite motion is probably galaxies moving through other galaxies. Each print represents one or more motion event.
APRIL 28 – MAY 27
June 5 - July 7
IT'S ABOUT TIME
As a documentary photographer I have worked for more than three decades as an agent for social change. These photographs document the lives and dignity of marginalized people including: the homeless, refugees, victims of domestic violence, adolescent prostitutes, and patients with anorexia, bulimia and Alzheimer’s. Throughout my belief is that art can serve as a warning or an awakening and lead to social action.
Lately my work has taken me in unintended directions in that it moved like a spiral, not a straight line. I experimented with new techniques as I strove to clarify the relationship between concept and image.
Would a double exposure construct a more accurately imagined reality and the collapse of time between then and now?
How do I photograph time? If time is the subject of photography how would it look? Does it move in one direction only or does it circle back on itself? What I discovered is that deep inside of wide time exists.
Time expires, its past is gone, and its future not yet come. Its never resting, constant, silent, mysterious, indefinable, precious, illusionary, relentless, constant, short, long, fast, slow, endless, deadly, and healing.
Each photograph is layered in order to depict the passage of time and is accompanied by a quote that relates directly to the images. The subjects captured include: energy, environment, war, communication, agriculture, time, history, and information.
Crosby’s photographs on eating disorders were used in NOVA's "Dying To Be Thin" documentary on PBS/Twin Cities Public Television and in “America The Beautiful” a documentary film that won the Best Documentary International Film 2008. Her 2003 exhibit at the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis documented women’s life stages from birth to 100. In addition to the Weisman, Crosby has exhibited at The Walker Art Center, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Science Museum of Minnesota, TZCVA, A.I.R. Gallery, pARTS Gallery, Minnesota Center For Photography, Phipps, The Center for Photography in New York, IFP, The Mpls Photo Center, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Philadelphia Print Club and the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Also, the George Eastman House recently requested several of her images for auction. Her work is collected and published locally, nationally and internationally. Crosby is a past recipient of grants from the Jerome Foundation and The Minneapolis State Arts Board.