Searching for the Sacred: Selected Works by Charles Sessoms
A photography exhibition exploring consciousness, iconography and personal meaning
- Closing Reception: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 4 to 6 pm
Charles’ collection of photographic work is comprised of images arising from a desire to address some of the philosophical and social concerns surrounding the fragility of human life. The show includes a sampling from two series of works that give testimony to his ongoing search for meaning in a world where little has escaped the quest for survival at the expense of others; a world where increasingly, less and less is considered sacred. His work generally presents itself as a puzzle without a clearly defined answer. The work is created through a process of free association and the clues that inform the mysteries that arise are metaphysical in nature. Often within the work there are references from the tarot and the I Ching for the viewer to follow but more often the clues and signals are part of the shared imagery of western culture. Whether speaking a language of escape, surrender, assimilation or irony the work arises from my search for something sacred that can be believed in.