COMING TO LIGHT – HISTORICAL PRINTING TECHNIQUES
Opening: Saturday, 3 June, 17-20 h, Bildhalle Willemsparkweg 134 in Amsterdam.
Exhibition until 15 September
All eight artists have a deep knowledge and understanding of printing techniques dating back to the early 19th century. The special care of choosing the paper and the high quality of printing goes beyond the technical aspect and gives the prints a tactile quality that reflects the spirit of the work.
The spectrum includes cyanotypes by the Japanese artist Mika Horie, the analogue salt prints by Douglas Mandry as well as Paul Cupido’s chine-collé prints on two different Japanese papers. Jeffrey Conley’s platinum palladium prints are made by hand with the greatest care and in-depth knowledge by the artist. Albarrán Cabrera personally handcraft their prints in their studio using a wide range of processes and materials either by inventing new techniques or by experimenting with established ones expanding their “photographic syntax”.
The exhibition gives an insight in the importance of the careful handling with traditional to recent techniques and of the materiality and sensual experience of prints.
Albarrán Cabrera, ES
Cyanotypes, platinum prints and tea toned gelatine silver prints
Jeffrey Conley, US
Platinum palladium prints
Paul Cupido, NL
Chine-collé prints on toyobo and mitsumata washi paper
Mika Horie, JP
Cyanotypes on handmade gampi paper
Douglas Mandry, CH
Analogue salt prints
Naohiro Ninomiya, JP
Selenium toned gelatine silver prints
Emily Bates, UK
Photograms on Silver gelatin baryta print