Some Things I Can't Explain

Gallery by Rahshia Sawyer
Issue 42 • August 2016 • Lynchburg
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Currently on display in the Terry-Craddock Gallery at Riverviews Artspace in downtown Lynchburg is Some Things I Can’t Explain by Sterling-based fine art photographer Rahshia Sawyer. Taking full advantage of the room’s wide open spaces, these ethereal images are printed on translucent gossamer material, then suspended in mid-air. The effect is one of transcendence and weightlessness. Sawyer explains, “My work contrasts a daedalean journey of figurative photographs, with the subject disconnected from the ground as a signifier of their transforming reality. Each composition is selected to be neutral—to highlight that sliver of space between positive and negative.” Sawyer received her MFA from George Mason University and her BFA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design. Her work is featured in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Foundation François Schneider, and Radford University Museum. The exhibit is on display through August 19. To see more of her work, visit


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