September 10, 2016 through November 05, 2016
ON THE EDGE OF AVANT-GARDE AND ANTIQUARIAN PHOTOGRAPHY
September 10th – November 5th, 2016
The Remnants Exhibit has been extended, please join us for our second Reception on Saturday, October 8th, from 5-8pm.
You may view the exhibit and purchase the catalog below
Congratulations to the Award Winners
Jurors’ 1st Award
Swing Set II
Christina Z. Anderson
Jurors’ 2nd Award
Jurors’ 3rd Award
Death Diviner’s Book
Still Life In Green • Filipe Alves
Celery • Jacqueline Webster
Drifting • Rebecca Sexton Larson
Frog • Heather Oelklaus
Moon • Jalo Porkkala
Congratulations to the Photographers exhibiting in Remnants
Alex Boyd, Christina Z. Anderson, Angie Brockey, Allan Barnes, Mariana Bartolomeo, Alan Bekhuis, Diana Bloomfield,
S. Gayle Stevens, Robert Dutruch, Jill Enfield, Libby Bulloff & Stephen Robinson, Ross Faircloth, Diane Fenster, Filipe Alves,
Jim Fitzgerald, Matthew Larson, Jason Lazarus, Jocelyn Mathewes, Melanie Walker, Eric Mertens, Michelle Rogers Pritzl,
Peter Moxhay, Heather Oelklaus, Jalo Porkkala, Beverly Raynor, Rebecca Sexton Larson, Paula Riff, Robert Schaefer, Sara Silks,
Claudio Santambrogio, S. Gayle Stevens, Susan Huber, Tony Sehgal, Terry Towery, Valerie Burke, Casey Waters, James Weber,
Jacqueline Webster, Jeanne Wells, Jane Wiley, Zoe Zimmerman, Addison Brown, Ryan Zoghlin, Bill Vaccaro, Jesseca Ferguson
“Remnants” features original images and image objects crafted using a variety of processes from the dawn of photography. As photography moves forward in the 21st century and advances with modern technology, some artists have intentionally chosen to return to the roots of photography, incorporating antiquarian processes to further their artistic expression. These one-of-a-kind, labor intensive art pieces developed into a distinctive sub category, where art and process became intrinsically connected and in many instances inseparable. Many of these early processes involve archaic and often dangerous chemistry as well as surfaces such as metal and glass. This combination of alchemy and physicality allows the viewer to not only respond to the image itself, but also to the qualities of the particular process, it being an integral part of the piece.
We are very pleased to have Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer and Kaden Kratzer as jurors for Remnants.
Nikolova and Kratzer are modern day alchemists practicing heliograph processes of the 19th Century and the handcrafting of unique image-objects. They live in the Bay Area of California. Jurors’ Bios
For “Remnants,” we wished to put together an exhibition that showcases the experimental and innovative possibilities in antiquarian photography, while placing an emphasis on the crafting of the physical object.
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The artists in this exhibition have each made a deliberate choice to step into the obscure and exciting world of analog photography in pursuit of their own artistic vision. A vision that is distinctly contemporary and avant-garde even as it revisits the past. A vision that rises above process (for process sake): Where the artist integrates historic technology into the narrative and uses it to shape the experience of the viewer.
Playful children are superimposed onto a forgotten playground covered by a tangle of vines, the disjointed chronology and chromatic effects suggesting remembrance and loss.
A ghost-like figure in a white gown, head invisible, arms stretched as if feeling her way through the enveloping darkness.
A male nude materializes from bands of partially applied emulsion, simulating beams of intimate light gently illuminating a beloved.
The imprint of a mummified bird, avian bones hanging like chimes: Echoes of shamanic rituals.
Still life with a scale: Distorted image of an infant floating inside a bottle is weighed against a single egg in a bird’s nest.
It is evident that artists featured in this exhibit know their craft. The investments in time and the appreciation for the handmade photograph are palpable in each image. These artists are also eager to experiment in order to construct a personal vocabulary from a palette of artifacts, as a painter might. Each unique art piece embodies the tension between chance and control, entropy and order – as if reflecting on the very nature of life.
We wish to thank everyone who submitted their work and to congratulate all artists selected to participate in this exhibit.
Nadezda and Kaden Kratzer