Jasmine Owens: Vain Pretension (Beach Gallery)Aug 1- Sep 2, 2018
Jasmine Owens’ photography explores the complex subject of self-identity and its nature by capturing uniquely intimate moments of scrutiny and isolation. She uses household items and staged lighting as an attempt to exemplify a new and personal perspective for the viewer.
Vain Pretension features a series of eight photographs that examine the struggle that often accompanies finding yourself, as well as Owens’ personal collection of antique photographs ranging from the Victorian Era to the early 1930s. Though the antique photographs and Owens’ own work appear very different, both collections examine a different side of self-identification.
Owens is a rising senior at Springfield High School, and is currently the Curatorial Intern for the Springfield Museum of Art.