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EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY N O V E M B E R 2 2 , 2 014 - F E B R U A R Y 14, 2 015


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Karl Straub, Photogram, 1924

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EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY N O V E M B E R 2 2 , 2 014 - F E B R U A R Y 21, 2 015


EXPERIMENTAL photography

November 22, 2014 – February 21, 2015 Words like the following can be used when discussing experimental photography: solarization, photogram, vortograph, rayograph, photomontage, manipulated negatives, time-lapse, double exposure, sandwiched negatives, photo-assemblage, cameraless, lightbox, pinhole, camera obscura, collage, photo sculpture. This is not a finite list of terms, but the idea is there are a multitude of ways to make a photograph, and some not conceived yet. The camera may or may not be used; the principle is mainly creative use of light. Use of these methods started in 1826, when the first permanent photograph was invented by Nicéphore Niépce. PDNB Gallery will feature many artists who have created new pathways using light to extract unique images. This group exhibition will showcase many examples of these methods. Featured artists include: Featured Artist: Gertrud Arndt Horacio Coppola Esteban Pastorino Diaz Harold Edgerton Robert Erickson Werner David Feist Alfred Gescheidt Lotte Jacobi Carlos Jurado Gyory Kepes Vilem Kriz Ida Lansky Chema Madoz Barbara Maples Angus McBean Eadweard Muybridge Edward Quigley Hajo Rose Lotte Stam-Beese Karl Straub Umbo Luigi Veronesi Count Zichy


SOLARIZATION Solarization is when an image recorded on a negative or print is wholly or partially reversed in tone, making the dark areas appear light and vice versa.

GERTRUD ARNDT Wera Waldek (negative), 1930 Gelatin silver 7 1/5 x 9 in.


HORACIO COPPOLA Egg and String, 1932 Gelatin silver 8 3/8 x 10 in.


GUM BICHROMATE Gum bichromate is a contact printing method in which the image is formed on a coating of sensitized gum containing a suitable colored pigment and potassium or ammonium dichromate.

ESTEBAN PASTORINO DIAZ Municipalidad Loberia, 2001 Gum print 26 1/2 x 32 3/4 in.


ESTEBAN PASTORINO DIAZ Pudong at Night, 2007 Digital c-print 21 7/8 x 48 in.


ESTEBAN’S KITE FLYING PROCESS These images are created with a camera attached to a kite using a radio control shutter. The camera made of foam board with a fixed focus lens that is tilted and shifted down so that the band of focus at infinite is always in the center of the image. The lens is 105mm f4.5. The film negative is 4x5.

ESTEBAN PASTORINO DIAZ Camiones en Cantera, Skopelos, Greece, 2002 C-print 12 x 16 in.

ESTEBAN PASTORINO DIAZ Skopelos #1, 2002 C-print 12 x 16 in.


ESTEBAN PASTORINO DIAZ ∆HMAPXEION, Skopelos, Greece, 2002 Digital c-print 12 x 16 in.

ESTEBAN PASTORINO DIAZ Ink Patterns, c. 1960’s Vintage gelatin silver 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.


ESTEBAN PASTORINO DIAZ Las Ventas #2, 2006 Digital c-print 31 1/2 x 47 in.


STOP ACTION Harold Edgerton was an electrical engineer and Professor Emeritus at M.I.T. One of his many innovations was the electronic stroboscope which made the invisible visible, as seen in these photographs. Science has often crossed over into the art world. His dye-transfer prints are highly sought after.

HAROLD EDGERTON Rodeo, 1940 Gelatin silver 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.


HAROLD EDGERTON Pole Vault, 1964 Dye transfer 13 3/4 x 11 7/8 in.


HAROLD EDGERTON Bullet Through Plexiglass, 1962 Gelatin silver 11 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.


ROBERT ERICKSON Untitled, 1957 Vintage gelatin silver 5 3/4 x 6 in.


COLLAGE An assemblage of various media clippings: photographs, magazine or newspaper clippings, found objects, etc., organized to make one image. Hannah Hรถch, a German Dada artist, often used the technique of collage. One of her most notable works, Cut with the Kitchen Knife through the Beer-Belly of the Weimar Republic, 1919.

ROBERT ERICKSON Untitled, 1978 Vintage photo collage 9 1/2 x 8 in.


ROBERT ERICKSON Untitled, c. 1950’s Vintage gelatin silver mounted on board 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.

ROBERT ERICKSON Ink Patterns, c. 1960’s Vintage gelatin silver mounted on board 4 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.


ROBERT ERICKSON Eroded Religion #5, 1949 Vintage gelatin silver mounted on board 5 x 3 1/4 in.


ROBERT ERICKSON Untitled, c. 1940’s Vintage gelatin silver 7 x 5 in.


W. DAVID FEIST Man with Pipe (Kurt Stolp), 1929 Gelatin silver 10 x 7 1/4 in.


ALFRED GESCHEIDT Parked Car and Rear End, 1973 Gelatin silver 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in.


LOTTE JACOBI Untitled (Light Abstraction), c. 1950 Vintage gelatin silver 5 3/8 x 4 1/4 in.


PINHOLE CAMERA A pinhole camera is a lightproof box with a hole on one side. Light passes through this point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the box. Carlos Jurado worked mainly with pinhole cameras, often making his own.

CARLOS JURADO Desnudo Camara Triple, 1973 Gelatin silver 6 x 7 3/4 in.


CARLOS JURADO Desnudo, 1973 Gelatin silver 5 3/4 x 7 1/8 in.

CARLOS JURADO Esqueleto con Escalera, 1985 Gelatin silver 6 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.


GYORGY KEPES Fluid Patterns, 1942 Gelatin silver 6 x 7 in.


GYORGY KEPES Eyes, Chicago, 1941 Gelatin silver 6 x 7 in.


PHOTOMONTAGE Photomontage is the process and result of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining two or more photographs into the new image.

GYORGY KEPES Untitled from “Sirague City�, 1973 Toned gelatin silver 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.


IDA LANSKY Sea Drift, c. 1950’s Vintage gelatin silver 8 x 9 3/4 in.


FILM RETICULATION The wrinkling of the emulsion into a weblike random pattern of tiny lines. It is caused by excessive swelling of the softened wet gelatin at some point during processing. Normally considered a flaw, it is often purposely created for the graphic character of the texture.

IDA LANSKY Contemplation, c. 1950’S Vintage gelatin silver 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.


IDA LANKSY EXPERIMENTS Ida Lansky produced a notebook of studies dedicated to the properties of photography. In these images you can see various uses of light exposure, chemicals, temperatures, etc. She was a student of Carlotta Corpron at Texas Women’s University.

IDA LANSKY Experimental Series, c. 1950’s Vintage gelatin silver 8 1/2 x 11 in.


IDA LANSKY Experimental Series, c. 1950’s Vintage gelatin silver 8 1/2 x 11 in.


IDA LANSKY Experimental Series, c. 1950’s Vintage gelatin silver 8 1/2 x 11 in.


IDA LANSKY Untitled, c. 1950’s Vintage gelatin silver 10 x 8 in.


IDA LANSKY Untitled(Abstract Liquid), c. 1950’s Vintage gelatin silver 10 x 8 in.


CHEMA MADOZ Untitled - Triptych, 2001 Gelatin silver 9 1/4 x 6 in.


CHEMA MADOZ Bote Pintura, Madrid, 1996 Toned gelatin silver 16 x 14 1/2 in.


BARBARA MAPLES Feather and Wire, c. 1967 - 68 Vintage gelatin silver 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in.

BARBARA MAPLES Untitled, c. 1967 - 68 Vintage gelatin silver 10 x 8 in.


ANGUS MCBEAN Angus in Tub with Top Hat & Umbrella, c. 1930’s Gelatin silver 6 x 4 1/4 in.


ANGUS MCBEAN Portrait of Hugh Laing, N.D. Gelatin silver 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.


ANIMAL LOCOMOTION Eadweard Muybridge is regarded as the father of the motion picture. Through his experiments and studies of motion using the camera, Muybridge concluded that during a horse’s gait, all four hooves do leave the ground at once.

ANGUS MCBEAN Animal Locomotion, Plate 635, 1887 Gelatin silver 19 x 23 1/2 in.


SANDWICH PRINTING Sandwich printing is when two negatives are put together inside of the enlarger and printed as a single image on the paper.

HAJO ROSE Self-Portrait (photomontage), 1931 Gelatin silver 9 1/2 x 7 in.


LOTTE STAM-BEESE Albert Braun with Mirror, c. 1928 Gelatin silver 5 1/2 x 4 in.


KARL STRAUB Photogram, 1924 Gelatin silver 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.


UMBO Mysterium der Strasse, 1928 Gelatin silver 14 x 11 in.


PHOTOGRAMS Photograms are some of the earliest photographic works ever made. Light is exposed on photographic paper or film with objects in the way, casting deep and translucent shadows. Several of the photographers in this exhibition, such as, Luigi Veronesi, Robert Erickson, Barbara Maple, Ida Lansky and Karl Straub used this process.

LUIGI VERONESI Fotogramma No. 33, 1937 Gelatin silver 12 x 11 1/4 in.


LUIGI VERONESI Fotogramma No. 6, 1937 Gelatin silver 7 x 9 in.

LUIGI VERONESI Fotogramma No. 56, 1947 Gelatin silver 12 1/4 x 11 1/8 in.


COUNT ZICHY Chiarascuro Study, c. 1948 Gelatin silver 11 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.


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Experimental Photography  

Featured artists in exhibition: Gertrud Arndt, Horacio Coppola, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Harold Edgerton, Robert Erickson, Werner David Feis...

Experimental Photography  

Featured artists in exhibition: Gertrud Arndt, Horacio Coppola, Esteban Pastorino Diaz, Harold Edgerton, Robert Erickson, Werner David Feis...

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