CATHY IMMORDINO PROJECTS MULTILAYERED VISUAL NARRATIVES OF HISTORY AND MEMORY IN HER PIMGRIMAGE OF HERITAGE SERIES
OPENING AT CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR DIGITAL ART WITH A RECEPTION ON AUG. 4TH, 5-9 PM AND AN ARTIST TALK ON AUG. 18TH, 2-4 PM. SOLO EXHIBITION ON VIEW THROUGH AUG. 31ST, 2018
California Center for Digital Art is pleased to present Pilgrimage of Heritage by L.A. artist Cathy Immordino. Composed of a series of digitally-manipulated photographs, Pilgrimage of Heritage ascertains the artist’s biological and cultural history as a means of uncovering the present. Immordino explains, “The distance between my father and I always made me wonder about my heritage. My father never spoke about his Sicilian family or ancestors, which made me even more curious. What was he hiding?” Her journey began using ancestry.com.
Online, Immordino found an Immordino group on Facebook serendipitously leading the artist to a distant cousin who became her guide overseas. What began from research through books and the web, blossomed into connecting to the geographical origins and daily routines of her ancestors firsthand.
The works of Pilgrimage of Heritage utilize both historical objects and artifacts, and often superimpose them into photographs taken by the artist on site. As a consequence, Immordino develops a multilayered narrative linking time, place and memory. The artist leaves available the conditions of change in her photographs that have shaped each site as a testament to both current and historical conditions. The artist comments, “This emotionally and visually charged multiverse reflects not only my travels across the world, but also interior states of imagination.”
Cathy Immordino is an internationally-exhibited Los Angeles-based artist, who began doing photography during her career as an actress. Immordino captured these experiences along with architectural and urban landscape photographs of Hollywood at night that informed successive bodies of work including Pilgrimage of Heritage. Cathy Immordino was the 2018 First Place Award recipient at the Newport Beach Art Exhibition and received her BFA in photography at BFA from Academy of Art University in 2017.
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