November 2014 AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Three not-to-miss exhibits on the East Austin Studio Tour
by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
…you’d be remiss if you didn’t check out these three shows at three of East Austin’s indie galleries...
...the three galleries we're recommending — Mass, Photo Methode and O2 — always have wicked good shows.
Austin’s photo scene got a sophisticated boost when Photo Méthode opened last year in the Flatbed Building.
On view now, Peter Leighton’s quirky yet eerie series of imaginary vernacular photos “Man Lives Through Plutonium Blast” toy with the idea that so many events seem to be just beyond our ability to comprehend.
Leighton appropriates the bits and pieces of discarded analog found photographs, deftly blending them together digitally to create images that are at once darkly humorous but also just a little bit disconcerting.