Steve Deane received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and currently lives in Boston. Deane has taught at Phillips Exeter, the Boston Center for Adult Education, and served as an assistant to A.D. Coleman. Deane has shown with the innovative Floating Gallery since its inception as well as been juried into exhibitions at the South Shore Art Center and Laconia Lofts.
Deane has been investigating time in photography and two of his approaches are featured online. In his series of color images of people sleeping, Deane sets up a large format camera over the beds of various acquaintances and leaves the shutter open. A flash is timed to go off 3-4 times over the course of the night, capturing people unawares in various positions. The resulting large-scale color prints are lush, evocative, and haunting. In his other series, which focuses on the duration of seemingly insignificant occurrences, the length of the exposure is directly proportional to the length of the event. This idea relates conceptually to French philosopher Henri Bergson’s concept of “durée” or lived and experienced time. The sumptuous, often-blurred, cumulative results provide an interesting contemporary foil to Cartier-Bresson, Muybridge, Marey, and Edgerton.
- Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator
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