“This fall in the gallery alcove Andy Matternâ€™s recent work, Absent Vessel (2013) will be on display. Mattern uses the camera-less process of the photogram to represent a collection of crushed polystyrene cups. These former containers from a variety of fast food chains and gas stations were found in the street, flattened by cars into fragile apron-like shapes. Treated like paper negatives, each of these urban artifacts was individually pressed against a sheet of photographic paper in the darkroom and exposed to light, a reference to the origins of photography and the impulse to catalog unique phenomena. As the light gradually passes through each form, the graphics and textures from both sides are merged into a new uncanny surface.”
On Display: Oct 24 â€“ Dec 20, 2013
Reception: Friday, Nov 8, 6-8 PM
900 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
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