1st Quarter Exhibition 2023
Halftone Lockdown 02
In 2016 I began developing my in-camera multiple exposure style. Those photographs had a worrking title, 3xP. The Halftone Lockdown series is an extension of that work inspired during the 2020 Pandemic lockdown.
“Besides being beautiful to look at, LeFever’s layered pictures are spiced with humor, sexuality, and metaphor, offering endless discovery and shifting perspectives. We sense allusions to ideas of individual and cultural identity. Some images are like an elaborate joke that we don’t get until days later, resulting in a very fond belly laugh of approval. Like a dream from which we awake to ponder, a new vision emerges, and we see things differently.” Brian Nixon –author of Beauty (and The Banana)
This new selection of artworks supports the release of the first ISQ Halftone Lockdown issue (Volume 1 of 4 that cover hundreds of the Halftone-Lockdown photographs). Volume I is currently available to buy at Blurb.com
Limited edition prints will be available for purchase HERE.
A boy with a stone grows into a man of stone,
A boy with a stone smashes expectations,
A boy with a stone refuses toxic masculinity,
A boy with a stone,
Performs a show of power to some disgrace,
Some shame or regret,
A boy grows up and channels his aggression,
He’s a head in a clam-shell plate, a steak for sale,
I remember, but it is different now,
I remember, but it happened differently,
Different are the things I recollect,
So familiar but new, like a dream,
A boy with a stone,
A boy makes a purse, green and yellow,
Vinyl, perhaps, there is a gun, cheap labor,
The cost of war,
A boy can be sacrificed for a purse to sell,
A yellow triangle of vinyl or leather is a modern,
Touch, for a girl with a bird, a fish tornado, the color,
Red and blue pantyhose fabric, too, it’s a dream,
I remember she wore goggles and a bird,
A bird sings of a girl,
A boy and a girl, a stone and a bird and a purse,
And a gun, I remember, it is modern.
The images above (and more) can be found in my ISQ Magazine: Halftone Lockdown v.I. Sixty pages of new art for only $20 at Blurb. Check it out at the ISQ section of lefever.com and click through to Blurb for a magazine preview. Enjoy!!
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revisit past online exhibitions
Halftone Lockdown 01: First showing of my multiple exposure photos
Laguna Summer : A fun nostalgia