Doug Beube
Negative/Positive Aloe Vera

Negative/Positive Aloe Vera

Negative/Positive Aloe Vera

Negative/Positive Aloe Vera

Negative/Positive Aloe Vera

Negative/Positive Aloe Vera

Stitched Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera: Stitched

Portrait of My Father Standing On Mars

Portrait of My Father Standing On Mars

Portrait of My Father Standing On Mars

Portrait of My Father Standing On Mars

Lake Keosauqua: Model

Lake Keosaugua

Lake Keosaugua

Lake Keosaugua

Lake Keosauqua

Lake Keosaugua
Hinged series
When unfolded, one may experience both the front and the back of this composite photographic book; each side is the opposite of the other. There is a narrative of discovery as one removes this book-object from its acrylic slipcase and unfolds the codex into a plane. When opened and hung, either in a line or as a Japanese screen, the viewer can look at it close up, observe it from a distance, or walk around it. The complexity of this piece emerges as the viewer appreciates the various relationships created by his or her changing vantage point. The interplay between the exhibition space and the gaps between the pictures invites the viewer to be challenged both by the scale of objects seen in the individual photographic panels, and photographic perceptual ambiguities.
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