Matthew Brandt creates his prints using physical elements from the subject itself. Inspired by landscape photography of the American West – especially its correlation to the methods of printing and making images during photography’s infancy in the mid-nineteenth century – the artist revives traditional photographic techniques through various production processes, including handmade papermaking and gum-bichromate. Whether soaking prints in water from the subject lake, or printing on paper that the artist made from the subject tree, or even using a pigment that the artist created from the subject (charcoal from the trees, gum- bichromate emulsion of honeybees), Brandt blurs the line between the photograph and the photographed.
Lakes, Trees and Honeybees
May 24 – July 20, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24, 6:00 – 8:00PM