Selected by Artforum Photo Editor Chandra Glick from an international call for entry, the works on view in Living Image speak to the craftsmanship of the techniques used to create them. Artifacts of the processes create serendipitous “imperfections” that stand in stark contrast to the ubiquitous, digitally processed imagery that surrounds us today. From historic processes to photograms to sculptural pieces, the work serves to reconnect viewers with the handmade aspects of photography that have largely been disassociated from the medium in the digital age.
The exhibition features work by 18 artists working with traditional and alternative process photography from Philadelphia, the U.S., and beyond: Matthew Ashby, Felix Bernier, Kate Copeland, Chadric Devin, Nicholas Fedak II, Martin Frank, Lisa Gidley, Matt Giel, Hans Gindlesberger, Rachel Guardiola, Mike Hoover, Lucang Huang, Sage Lewis, Serena Perrone, Pam Rouleau, Rebecca Silberman, John Steck Jr., Amanda Tinker.
Living Image is made possible through the generous support of the Penn Treaty Special Services District.
Come check out the show during our open gallery hours on Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6pm, or by appointment, throughout the duration of the show. Or join us for a sneak preview on First Friday (June 3rd, 6-9pm) or during our Artists Reception on Sunday, June 5th from 2-5pm!
In conjunction with the exhibit, we will be hosting a variety of interactive events, including a lecture by Chandra Glick, cyanotype making in the park, a large format photography workshop, an informal group critique, and a trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s study room. We hope you’ll join us for one or more of these events!