Cassidy James

November 24, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Cassidy James is a visual artist working in Chico, CA. Her artistic practice is focused around the inequality of wealth within the class structure, and the integration of photography within lower-class families. She is a graduate of Sonoma State University, receiving her BFA in photography in May, 2020.

Within my bodies of work, I explore the transitions between time and memory, and how one processes these ideas through visual representation. Combining visual trends such as vintage family photographs and analog images, my collection of images leads the viewer through two separate timelines of my family’s history; my mother’s childhood, and my present life as I watch both her and my family age. My photographs mirror the separation between generational divides and respond to the current inequality found in the capitalist system. Within my photographs, I tell the stories of a generational family existing within a classist society, and my battle to formulate the cohesive narrative.           
-Cassidy James-Karthauser