Tablecloths, a solo exhibition at Langdon Center, Tarleton University

 

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If you are in Texas, you are invited to my solo exhibition Tablecloths at Langdon Center (Tarleton University), in Granbury, TX.

Reception: October 29, 5-8pm
Visit: Oct 31 ottobre – Dec 14, 2016
Langdon Center, 308 E Pearl St. Granbury, TX
Hours: 10am-4pm, Mon-Sat

The exhibition includes a series of large format cyanotype photograms on silk and cotton that simultaneously presents and questions the idea of home, using the centerpiece of the tablecloth as a conceptual device. Using 3-dimensional surfaces in tables, corners, steps and thresholds, the photo-sensitive fabric captures shadows and direct contact and then fixes the ephemeral sensation of feeling at home through the photographic process. Still, thanks to the optical distortions (and the added stains)  home looks like a perceptual illusion. 

The photos are made without the use of a camera. This series of blue images presents a vision of home in its haptic, tactile dimension, to restore to photography its sense of touch lost due to the distance imposed by the camera. So the series is really a step forward in my artistic practice focused (pun intended) on photography that goes against itself, in its concept of physical materiality, unrepeatable prints, accidental happenstance as well as the inclusion of the hand of the artist.

Let me know if you stop by!

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