HAPPENINGText: Ammon Haggerty

California College of the Arts (CCA), has a long standing reputation for turning out some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s finest talent. The annual MFA exhibition is a showcase for the graduating class. The show features work from fine art, graphic design, and architecture students.

Laura Plageman

The first characteristic one might notice in Laura Plageman‘s photographs is scale. Not only are the photos quite large, one is nearly 10 feet across, but the relational scale uncovers an awareness in the subject previously unseen.

Laura Plageman

What’s unusual about Laura’s work is many of her photos have been manipulated, but not in the photoshop-esque way most people come to expect these days. The photos have been crumpled, torn, altered, and reinterpreted – and then re-shot – giving many of the original forms an additional dimension to stretch the imagination.

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