Opening Reception: February 15th, 7-11PM.
Part of the Exposure Photography Festival.
At the UAS White Dwarf Gallery
The level of research and technological knowledge required to create these images becomes a critical part of their conceptual framework. The act of printing in a darkroom and the relationships that each artist builds with his or her process is highly physical, time consuming and intimate.
The utilization of these highly traditional processes as a means of image making re-presents the art historical context of photography in a new and contemporary light. This exhibition can function as an artificial timeline. A wide range of technological eras is being presented, but contentiously marred and subverted with cues of the present day.
There is a continual binary tension created by these works. Past and present, precious and infinite, tangible and intangible all play into how darkroom photography functions as a contrast to digital photography as a contemporary form of art.