Linda Briskin has ever-shifting photographic enthusiasms, what she calls ‘photoglossia’**. Light, lines, shadows, and the play of figure-ground; the juxtaposition of objects and reflections; the ambiguities in what we choose to see; the permeability between the remembered and the imagined; and alternative digital colourscapes which remind us that landscape is invented through our gaze.
In her 2013 series, Liminal Animism, the masks of Venice help to reveal the animating spirits in nature. Via a liminal space, this series expands the field of vision beyond what is obvious to the eye.
In recent years, Briskin has had the following solo shows: “An Hour from the City” (2007), “Counterpoint” (2009), Ode to Julia Margaret Cameron (2009), Photoglossia (2010), and Found Image/Constructed Image (2012). She has also participated in numerous group shows.
** Photoglossia is a play on the term heteroglossia which speaks to a diversity of voices, styles of discourse, or points of view in a literary work.