If you stumbled upon Fishtown's Extra Extra this past Friday, you found yourself plunged into a surreal world, a pseudo-natural world. That's the theme of Zachary Davis' show Lowbeam; a rendition of nature that is slightly askew. With his use of sculpture, photography and film projections, Davis' show is unexpected and fresh.
"I remember learning about this in physics," a friend of mine points to the oversized jar completely filled with transparent spheres, "it's an optical illusion."
As we wander further through the gallery, we find strangely altered photos. A trio of large sculptures captures our attention. They are stamped with images, but the material isn't obvious.
"Oh," a friend reads, "These are made from aquarium backing." Each piece seems to require careful attention. Finding a spread of white sand in the back room of the gallery, we marvel at images scampering across the tiny dunes.