Matthew E. LaVere

individual, ENTITY.2958
Life Dates:
b. 1988
Nationality:
American
GVSU Alumni Status:
GVSU Alum, 2010
Artist Biography:
Matthew E LaVere will graduate in 2010 with his BA in Photography. He has participated in two shows at Grand Valley State University, Collective Expressions and Arcadia and Metropolitan both in 2009. Artist Statement: Mythology: Chaos and Creation One of the functions of myth is to make sense of the world. Whether a culture uses myth. The used to uphold social institutions or to provide a religious experience, they all offer similar themes. The myths across diverse cultures and writings from Joseph Campbell inspire my images. These dramatic compositions incorporate several metaphors from ancient myths. The controlled events create a surrealistic realm within our modern world. While photographing in darkness, I meditate how serendipitous events reflect my life experiences. Discover the power of myth in life.

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