M.K. Foltz’s photographic series, Parallel Cultures, exemplifies the postmodernist “remix” philosophy, which utilizes all of history as a resource. Her work is rooted in contemporary photographic practice and often uses ancient texts and occasionally appropriated family photographs paired with her own photographs to blend previously unrelated sets of meaning, generating a hybrid meaning that is both referential to the past, and of this time. Through this re-contextualization of content, Foltz breathes new relevance into the selected quotations, while also exposing moments of continuity between the past and the present. Foltz balances a mixture of humor and poignancy. The resulting work is sometimes celebratory, sometimes poetic, and sometimes tongue-in-cheek in its treatment of a variety of subject matter, all connected by Foltz’s photographic declaration of timelessness.
Community Arts Director
Atlantic Center for the Arts – Artists-in-Residence Community
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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