Statement

Through photography, Sue LOTT and Matthew RICHARDS reveal intimate details from their personal lives to engage viewers with candid, real-life expressions of universal human needs and appetites. Think Maslow’s hierarchy. They unabashedly show us their many environments, their working processes, their habits, their bodies, and their marriage to confront the viewer’s assumptions about aging, health, body image, love, sex, and the human relationship with all of these things.

Both Lott-Richards partners practice traditional cut-paper collage and view the medium as a reaction to the life-long sensory overload of images and media that we all experience. Things that we see and hear throughout life combined with experiences, memories, impressions and dreams are a sort of internally unexpressed collage. For Lott-Richards, cut-paper collage using found images and photography serves as a form of psychological filtration, organization, and expression.