Artists: Pierre Quinn, Michelle Lazo, Stacey Watson, Chris Tait, Shanaz Pasha, Tara Hadi, Skylar Borgstrom, Megan Lundrigan, Chris Tait, Devin Connor, Hakan Temucin, Michelle Rainey, Tekoa Predika, Andrew Petti & Dawn Gabereau.
Exhibition Runs: February 15th to March 9th, 2013.
Opening Reception: February 15th, 7-11PM.
Part of the Exposure Photography Festival.
At the UAS White Dwarf Gallery
Untitled Art Society is please to present Safe Lights in the White Dwarf Gallery. This exhibition features the work of many Calgary-based photographers who incorporate analogue developing and printing as a crucial aspect of their artistic practice.
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.