Light Sensitive 2018
I have to say this year's Light Sensitive exhibition is an incredible collection of not only traditional photographic processes, but some truly inventive pieces that push boundaries on how images are made and displayed.
The juror was scott b. davis, and it's an honor to have been selected to hang my work among this fine group from around the world.
"The aptly titled exhibition Light Sensitive is a celebration of contemporary artists working with chemically based photographic processes. Each of the artists on view maintains a connection to the earliest practitioners of photography, spanning both time and space. They utilize an understanding of the alchemical techniques that defined the first 170 years of the medium, exploring the creative possibilities of photographic expression in the 21st century. Collectively, their interest in and commitment to the roots of photography provides a sense of continuity as its dynamic history continues to be written.
Each artist in Light Sensitive is represented by two works, offering insight into their unique vision, and greater understanding of their creative process. The photographs on view range from abstract images that defy our expectations of photography to others that affirm our belief in the medium’s inherent specificity. Taken as a whole, these works exemplify one of the most diverse periods in photography’s nearly 200-year history, and celebrate the potential of materials in constant use since that time.
The selection of images is based on a set of common criteria, including consistency of vision, a masterful use of the chosen process, and a fearless approach to light sensitive chemistry. Altogether these works offer a window into the evolution and direction of photography in the 21st century."
– scott b. davis, February 2018