Y Arts, the arts and humanities branch of the metro Detroit YMCA, presents “Cellular: An exploration of mobile phone photography.” This solo exhibition features the cell phone photography of Jamie Klenk. The free exhibit will run until March 18, 2012 at the Boll Family YMCA.
The best way to capture something “in the moment” is by taking a picture. We can dig through our pockets or purse to find our cell phone and snap away. Cell phone photography is quickly becoming an emerging media platform that allows both amateurs and professionals alike the ability to create moving and powerful images.
This series was created on the notion of capturing the remarkable and unexpected in everyday life. Photographs taken with a cell phone provide a sense of immediacy and inclusiveness between the artist and the viewer. The images in return capture the unseen beauty of the day to day and allow us to see our world in a new light. Klenk invites the viewer to impose on the world around them and encourages the exploration of the boundless realm of human creativity through their own lens.
Jamie Klenk was born and raised in southeast Michigan and has been creating works of art for much of her life. Klenk honed her passion for photography while attending Eastern Michigan University pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She strongly believes in a synthesis of many art forms in her work; from utilizing mixed media techniques to exploring new and emerging photographic formats. Through her work, she aims to acquaint the viewer with a glimpse into other worlds that would otherwise be inaccessible and reveal that which is transient.
Gallery hours: M-F 5:30am-10pm, Saturday 7am-5pm, and Sunday 10am-5pm.