It's About Time

Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., and Fri. from June 3-July 15
Time Varies
Art, Galleries
How do you capture the passage of time? Award-winning photographer Laura Crosby explores this question in "It's About Time," an exhibit at Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art. Envisioning the trajectory of life as a spiral that circles back on itself rather than as a line moving only in one direction, she uses double exposure and black-and-white imagery to collapse time, and to depict the inevitable changes, as well as what remains the same, in the world from past to present. In one photograph, an image of a tractor is transposed atop one of a farmer manually tossing hay into an ox-pulled wagon; in another, Crosby's granddaughter, flanked by friends, peers into a screen in the center of another photograph layered with an old-timey image of both sets of Crosby's grandparents. Each of the 11 photographs in the exhibit is paired with a quote that contextualizes — but doesn't judge or opine on — the image. Crosby is renowned for her documentary photography that focuses on marginalized groups such as the homeless, refugees, victims of domestic violence and sex trafficking, patients with anorexia or bulimia, and people suffering from Alzheimer's. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3.