The inquiry into my studio practice both formally and conceptually is largely influenced by photography’s inherent inclination towards abstraction, and its’ unavoidable capacity to disclose, or at the very least revere, an indirect version of experience. Immediate Feeling is a continuation of investigative, abstracted modes of working that aim to destabilize, and comment on the impossibility of fixed meaning. Additionally, the photographs are intended to arouse sensational experiences that give us a heightened awareness of how visuality affects us physically and emotionally. These experiences not mediated by representation evoke a spirited sense that our capacity for a shared visual language is vast, beautiful, and incapable of being purely signified.
MaKenna Pope is a fine art photographer working primarily with studio based constructed imagery by way of experimentational applications and a lovingly recontextualizing of materials. MaKenna’s photographs demonstrate a heightened awareness of how visuality affects us physically and emotionally.
MaKenna received her BFA from Maine College of Art in 2017 and now resides in Seattle, Washington. She is currently working on an ongoing series of photographs.