"First Impression" Exhibition

Baxter Street/ the Camera Club of NY

poster for "First Impression" Exhibition

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"First Impression" is an exhibition of contemporary work by artists employing arcane photographic methodologies resulting in unique, first-generation imagery. The selection of work includes examples of calotypes, tintypes, photograms and other unusual, unlikely and untimely processes. Marco Breuer uses various tools to alter the surface and sensitivity of photographic papers, creating abstract images that question the basic nature of the medium. Eric William Carroll works with the least expensive photosensitive medium available, commercial blueprint paper, making life-size shadow photographs suggestive of performance art. Employing Calotype negatives and skillful draftsmanship, Dan Estabrook uses his dreams as source material, making images that defy our understanding of physical existence, and challenging the assumption that photographs are rooted in reality. Michael Flomen’s innovative gelatin silver photograms document his interactions with the natural world. Working outdoors at night, Flomen makes images in fields and forests, rivers and ponds, even utilizing the most ethereal of light sources, fireflies. Michelle Kloehn’s tintypes, made in her studio, depict vaguely identifiable forms fashioned from discarded materials. Dark and intriguing, her work has the appearance of chemically induced expressionism. Chris McCaw records the passage of time by allowing the sun to burn through photographic paper while traversing the sky. These enigmatic, large-format solarized paper negatives allude to celestial anomaly and prophetic revelation.

[Image: Michael Flomen "Being" (2000) Gelatin Silver Print 48 x 48 in. Courtesy of Hasted Hunt Kraeutler]



from September 16, 2009 to October 30, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-09-16 from 18:00 to 20:00

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    saya: (2009-09-14 at 12:09)

    Am I allowed to recommend a show I haven't seen yet? I love Michelle Kloehn's work and she has told me her large tintypes will be on display-- judging from the small ones we had here at the gallery, they are going to be tremendous to behold. Check out her website for a preview!

    I've always liked this series by Michael Flomen. Can't wait!

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