Equally inspired by cinema, literature and philosophy, Dason Pettit's photographic work often explores notions of stability and memory within the narrative framework. Disintegration and distortion are key themes within his work and they reveal multiple perspectives regarding subject matter. Metaphor functions as a way to represent analogous ideas within one body of work and also provide a context that deepens the relationship of the images to each other.
Viewers are invited to consider multiple questions within his work: what constitutes a memory and how does the substance of the memory change over time? Why do we remember certain things? Why do those memories hold importance for us? How are our memories connected? Around these philosophical inquiries, Mr. Pettit forms work that challenges the notion of meaning, confronts the concept of belief and, somewhere between the two, embraces the complexity of possibility.