A resident of Roslindale, MA, Andrew M. K. Warren received his MFA and BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and has served as the Associate Director of Visual Arts at the Boston Latin School. Currently, he is a Visiting Instructor at both the University of New Hampshire and Wellesley College. Warren’s photographic and video work has been exhibited at diverse venues such as Art Interactive, The Gallery @ Green Street, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and various film festivals and theaters. Recently, he was featured in the group show Infinite Fill at Foxy Production in Chelsea.

Featured online are selections from two projects: an ongoing series that focuses on transit within the urban environs using a street-photography-meets-snapshot aesthetic as well as highlights from his collection of over 1,000 found photos. Usually displayed in grids, lines, or books, Warren’s Wheels images create a visual syntax after consuming several. Viewers begin to sense a learned language featuring repeated patterns, odd placements, and humorous juxtapositions. In his compositions, mundane objects take on a renewed presence and quotidian landscapes require a second look. Warren’s interest in the everyday is further underscored by his ever-growing aggregation of found images, which he categorizes into groups. Periodically shown, shuffled, and sampled, this represents only small fraction of his efforts as artist/curator.

- Leslie K. Brown, PRC Curator

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Jane Hesser
December 2004

Jessica Burko
November 2004

Amy Montali

October 2004

Luke Snyder

September 2004

Matthew Gamber
August 2004

Mariliana Arvelo
July 2004

Ken Richardson

June 2004

Julie Melton

May 2004

Marlo Marrero
April 2004

Erik Gould
March 2004

Mori Insinger
February 2004

Jen Kodis

January 2004

Amber Davis
December 2003

Paul Taggart

November 2003

Marla Sweeney
October 2003

Dylan Vitone
September 2003

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These photographs are taken from a much larger on-going series loosely focused on seemingly random and oftentimes absurd scenes of people and places related to acts of transit.

The coolly detached and deceptively casual manner in which I photograph paradoxically records mundane subjects in an interesting way and extraordinary subjects in an ordinary way, oftentimes in the same image. I generally pursue instances of human and mechanical folly recorded with the kinetic visual language of street photography.

I seek to highlight the tension between potentially impersonal methods of getting from one place to another (automobile, bus, etc.) while also finding examples of highly stylized and often odd modes of transportation and expression. The emphasis is on elements of character and portrait rather than an obsession with mechanics or the specificity of a manner of passage. I am attempting to create an open-ended and dryly humorous examination of the ways in which chosen methods of transportation can become extensions of self-expression; finding the fun within the functional.

I am creating a portfolio of disparate means of travel, focusing on incongruous combinations and juxtapositions of place, portrait and the pedestrian.

- Andrew M. K. Warren

Found Photos

I have been collecting found photographs for over 10 years. I keep my eyes open, scouring the ground in front of me for promising detritus, and have often been rewarded for my curiosity and willingness to dig. I find the images everywhere, in every conceivable state of decay. Found photographs are also given and sent to me by folks who stumble across them in their lives and want to add to my archive of cast off images.

To me, a found photograph is a little treasure: an image that has been lost or intentionally discarded which falls into my hands to be categorized and coveted. The photographs themselves function as a window into worlds that are at once completely familiar and totally strange, depicting moments that range from the most mundane to the highly peculiar and mysterious. I feel that I am able to peer into fragments of a million alternate realities and speculate about the people who inhabit them. To me, found photographs represent the ultimate democratization of photographic representation, and I fear their ultimate demise as the digital snapshot looms large.

- Andrew M. K. Warren