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On the Photograph
paint, text, stitches and more

Edie Bresler

Nicole Washington

and
 
Portfolio Showcase 
TBA – deadline Sept 2

Exhibition Dates:
September 22 to October 21, 2018

Reception for Artists: Saturday, September 22, 5-7 pm  


Edie Bresler, Anonymous

Man with Wings, mixed media by Edie Bresler

Man with Wings, mixed media by Edie Bresler

Woman - Fall, mixed media by Edie Bresler

Woman – Fall, mixed media by Edie Bresler

Nichole Washington, For My Girls and Other Works

For My Girls 2, mixed media by Nichole Washington

For My Girls 2, mixed media by Nichole Washington

For My Girls 9 by Nichole Washington

For My Girls 9 by Nichole Washington


Portfolio Showcase

Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries, 
the gallery will also feature two portfolios  


About the Artists

Edie Bresler, Anonymous

Girl with Sequins 2, mixed media, by Edie Bresler

Girl with Sequins 2, mixed media, by Edie Bresler

During a year-long illness, Edie Bresler spent more time looking at photographs in books than making them. A series of anonymous nudes from various sources, all made between 1843-1910 entered her consciousness and kept her restless. It was not just the finality of the title, “anonymous”, but wonder about the relationship between photographer and subject. She found herself inventing backstories. Is that a moment of intimacy or a fond remembrance in their gaze? She spent a lot of time imagining what they might have been like outside the photographers studio.

To satisfy her curiosity, she scanned the original reproduction to digitally remove them from the studio. Then printing on clear film she could photograph them against a window onto a landscape or combine the film with traditional darkroom processes such as blue cyanotype. Mirroring her own recovery, she started embroidering, sewing or drawing a costume or blanket as a gesture of renewal and second chances. This project is ongoing.

Nichole Washington, For My Girls and Other Works

For My Girls 5, mixed media by Nichole Washington

For My Girls 5, mixed media by Nichole Washington

For My Girls is a celebration of bold and expressive black women inspired by 1990’s female hip-hop artists. Nichole photographs her subjects in confident poses and adds gouache, hand painted details on top of the prints. Each is one of a kind, approx 17×22 in.

 

Portfolio Showcase

TBA