Traces of Histories is a continuation of a collaboration of sorts between Photographic Artist, Barrie Jones, and Painter, Phillip McCrum. Each artist’s practice covers similar areas of concern.
Jones uses photography to index the traces of historical activity and maps the echo of the Human Condition. Past and present are reflected in the work unraveling deep connections to a material relationship to the world and the consequences of that relationship.
McCrum examines communication system overlap systems that form environments that determine ethical behavior almost outside the realm of consciousness. This includes themes such as our relationship to the machine (keyboard), behavior determined by banal social acts, like walking on a sidewalk, and the simple act of viewing art.