Documentation for a recent solo show I had
Here and Not:
Photographic works by Tommy Bruce
1401 West Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
Here and Not is an exhibition based around separated states and the transitions between them: day turning to night, a dream into consciousness, presence replaced by absence. Last summer I found myself caught in the habit of waking up unprovoked in the early hours before sunrise. I was mystified by the unfamiliarity of the world around me, it felt as if I was observing a null time, divorced of association with the preceding night or the forthcoming day. The reality was that those 4 a.m. interludes were simultaneously the night and the day. This show explores these conceptual states not as opposite ends of a spectrum, but as opposite sides of the same coin. The dream within the day, the macro within the micro, the nothing within the something.