January 9, 2009
Selections from an exhibit now at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.
These aren’t digitally-manipulated images. From the exhibit guide:
[T]he ParkeHarrisons printed their photographs from large paper negatives made by cutting and pasting a variety of images together. The underlying mechanics of this technique–including the seams between individual images–are carefully painted out in the negative. A photographic print is then made, which is often painted with a layer of varnish or beeswax. This genuinely original technique, combined with their elaborate process of set construction, crosses many creative boundaries. The result is a fascinating hybrid of sculpture, performance, painting and photography.
More below, and some links
Some brief remarks by me.