David Webber’s photographs start with images from the real world, and through transformation they become hybrid forms. His work is currently on display through July 27 in the East Oregonian Gallery at Pendleton Center for the Arts.
Webber is an assistant professor of New Media at the University of Central Oklahoma where he teaches video, sound, installation and interactive art. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Webber received a BFA from Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston. His MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts was received from New York State College of Art & Design at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. As an artist, Webber works primarily with time-based media and interactive installations. In his spare time he makes analog synthesizers and electro-acoustic music.
His photos confuse the boundaries of their reference and challenge the viewers’ perception of what they are seeing. Superimposing images through layering, he pushes them to varying degrees of density by creating simple composites, fields of color, and meshed textures.
“Visitors are going to be excited to see works unlike anything they’ve seen in this space before,” said Executive Director Roberta Lavadour.”
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m., on Saturdays. More information is available at pendletonarts.org or davidedwardwebber.com.