Synchronica::Framing Time

June 28, 2019 – January 4, 2020
The Galleries at Historic Thomas Center

Synchronica::Framing Time, is an exhibition of 150 photo self-portraits and peer-portraits of young adults made in the same, broad place and ‘moment in time’: Gainesville, Florida 2019.

This exhibition is a part of Gainesville150! Anniversary Project which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Gainesville.

Collectively, the 150 portraits create a glimpse of a moment in time in the lives of young adults from their own perspective. Each individual portrait was juried from a total of over 1,100 submissions from students age 14 to age 21, scored on artistic merit, presence of the subject, and the voice and vision of the photographer. Each portrait also stands first on its own merit and subsequently becomes part of a powerful picture of community.

Artwork: Abby Jones, Bebe Bramlett, and Evan Mcnamee

Artwork: Abby Jones, Bebe Bramlett, and Evan Mcnamee

The 150 selected works are fused onto specially treated aluminum in a process that results in a vibrant, archivally stable object that will last over time. The intention of the project is to leave a marker in time for an unknown audience 150 years hence. The works on aluminum will be exhibited for a time, then crated safely and stored. Thus, Synchronica will become a time capsule – a glimpse into the lives of young adults of 2019, which can be considered in 2169.

This exhibit is free and open to the public:
Monday–Friday: 8 am–5 pm
Saturday: 1 pm–4 pm
Closed Sunday
Closed on City Holidays

Our partner and venue:

Historic Thomas Center
302 NE 6th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
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