A feast of lumen prints are showcased in the newly opened Salon at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. Lumen, an exhibition showcasing this feast of alternative photography, includes Cathy’s Orchid, a digital print made from a handmade negative created by using a Lumen Print process. The exhibition dates are 11 March to 16 May. Two receptions will be held: 25 March and 30 April (4 – 7 pm). An exhibition catalogue available from Blurb is forthcoming.
Lumen prints are photograms made by a contact print process using organic materials that leave traces and shadows on photosensitive surfaces. These unique prints are made without a camera or darkroom enlarger. These materials transmit enzymes that interact with the surface of the paper, leaving X-ray like marks of both their shapes and interiors. Lumen prints on sheet film can be scanned and processed as digital prints. Artists experimenting with this process include Jerry Burchfield, Adam Fuss and the artists showing work in Lumen.
Backyard Pinhole (2005)
Enjoy a vast on-line exhibition about the backyard in Backyard Exhibition curated by Aline Smithson, editor of LENS/CRATCH. At the end Part 1, you’ll find my Backyard Pinhole; further down toward the end of Part 5, you’ll find Sassamatt photographer Edward Peck’s night shot of the same backyard. In between are many kindred photographs interpreting the backyard.
Backyard Exhibition juxtaposes images in a visual dialogue that add another dimension to the individual works. This on-line, global exhibition opportunity makes the work available 24/7. Exhibiting outside the gallery walls and in a softly curated show invites more viewers into art situation and builds community. This exhibition prompts some discussion about creative exhibition venues. Frequently Aline Smithson puts out a call for thematic work that she publishes on her daily LENS/CRATCH photography blog.