Everything Changed, Then Changed Again

Everything Changed, Then Changed Again, is a series of photographs of women with Pittsburgh as the backdrop. Also included is a video created from all the locations visited while photographing this project. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 28 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. It is free and open to the public.

"As a recent transplant to Pittsburgh," Spradlin says, "my own personal transformation is explored here." Both the women and the landscapes are depicted in transition in the exhibit. The photos document her attempts at building a community here and familiarizing herself with the extraordinary and complex landscape, she says. Everything Changed, Then Changed Again features 14 large digitally-printed images scanned from black and white film - 12 environmental portraits and 2 landscapes. The video operates as a kind of moving contact sheet of the locations she has photographed for this series.

Spradlin received her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA.  She has concentrated on photographing the people of different subcultures and their environs, from punks and skateboarders to Cuban exiles in the United States.  She has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has taught photography and digital art at colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

www.ivettespradlin.com