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Evan Trine’s latest body of work continues his exploration into using traditional photographic tools to manipulate a variety of recognizable source materials. “Ships” use the iconic image of Columbus’ sailing trio - the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria - as a stand-in for a set of American cultural symbols that are currently being contested and re-evaluated via cultural reassessment.

By physically altering the print as it leaves the printer, Trine mimics the process the viewer engages with to reassess culturally entrenched ideas, values and modes of thinking that are currently being dismantled in contemporary society. A response to the cultural amnesia about the contingency of historical memory, the effect is one of disorientation – both historical and immediate – in the face of transformation.