November 6 – 17, 2019
Imprints is a collection of cyanotype photogram prints constructed from personal and found objects placed in and out of context.
The photogram technique uses no camera or lens and has a history back to 1839 when Henry Fox Talbot was making “photogenic drawings of plants”. Anna Atkins from Britain produced 100′s of plant photograms in cyanotype, many of which survive today. Man Ray produced photograms on silver-gelatine in the 1930s with his Rayograms. In the early 1950s, it was Robert Rauschenberg’s dance figures, and today, Christopher Bucklow’s lifesize aluminum foil pinhole punched figures.
In this work, photograms of natural and manufactured objects such as plants, glassware, metal, and plastic figures may combine to form an imagined scene or be free of all association.