Transitory Space, Prospect Park, Brooklyn & Beyond by Leah Oates
Central Library, 2nd floor Balcony Cases
The Transitory Space series deals with urban and natural locations that are transforming due to the passage of time, altered natural conditions and a continual human imprint. In everyone and in everything there are daily changes and this series articulates fluctuation in the photographic image and captures movement through time and space.
Transitory spaces have a messy human energy that is perpetually in the present yet continually altering. They are endlessly interesting, alive places where there is a great deal of beauty and fragility. They are temporary monuments to the ephemeral nature of existence.
Leah Oates has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is a Fulbright Fellow for graduate study at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Oates’s work is in the private collections of Susan Bode-Tyson, Lise Curry, Bill Groom, Natalie Domchencho and Mark Waskow, and her works on paper are in many public collections including the National Museum of Women in the Art, the Brooklyn Museum Artist Book Collection, the British Library, the Walker Art Center Libraries, the Smithsonian Libraries, and Franklin Furnace at MoMA.