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Light Prints: Cyanotypes by Erin Cross, Matel Rokke, Toan Vuong
October 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
October 4 – November 9, 2019
First Friday Reception October 4, 6-8pm
Closing Gallery Event Tuesday November 5, 7-8pm
Light Prints explores the natural intersection of prints and photography as a means to record “outside” information onto paper. Light-sensitive coatings onto paper are exposed with objects or transparencies blocking ultraviolet light leaving a silhouette image that seems to “capture” the moment and the ghost of the object. These artists have used this historic process to record collected objects, the shift of time, and the nostalgia of memorabilia. Cyanotypes are known for the rich Prussian blue of the iron-based inorganic colorant, the first synthetic pigment, and used for blueprints, and in Japanese woodblock prints, suggesting mystery and transience.