Friday, April 5
Presenting four women photographers:
Left: Heidi Kirkpatrick, Fern, Western Maidenhair Fern, Adiatum aleuticum from Garments of Light Series 27 x 27 inches, 2018, unique cyanotype photogram made in sunlight.
Heidi Kirkpatrick’s Garments of Light and related works are cyanotype photograms on vintage women’s clothing and linens. Her deep Prussian blue images embody slow, careful time—both through her use of historical photographic processes and through layering her own handwork over that of seamstresses and embroiderers from earlier generations.
Jan Cook, T-64 5k Globe from Bright Ideas Series, 2018, Photogram with Chromoskedasic Painting on Silver Gelatin Paper.
Jan Cook’s Bright Ideas series of distinctive light bulbs punningly marries form and content. She employs the alternative processes of photograms and chromoskedasic painting to document the utilitarian beauty and creeping obsolescence of historic lighting technology.
Jayna Conkey, Elliott Erwitt, Lucienne with Baby, 1953 (from the book Photographs and Anti-Photographs), Withdrawn Series, 11 x 14 inches, 1999, Silver Gelatin Print.
Jayna Conkey’s Withdrawn series documents mutilated library books from around the country, transforming their pages into new, multi-layered images. Her resulting photographs of anonymous interventions embody the twin responses of censorship and voyeurism.
Anna Daedalus, Untitled from Enfolded Series, 2018, archival pigment print.
Anna Daedalus’ Enfolded series employs folding, sculpting and re-photographing to mimic the sheltering concavity of riparian hollows, wetland and woodland. It responds to the enveloping plenitude and multiplicity of the living world.