Opening Reception Date: Friday, September 2, 2022 - 6:00pm
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Out of the Blue refers to the brilliant and rarely achieved Prussian blue color indicative of cyanotype photography.
This mid-19th century process developed by Sir John Herschel is at the heart of the exhibit. Anna Atkins first published her botanical studies in the 1840s using cyanotype and almost two centuries later, Midge Battelle, Rebecca Bruyn, and Amy Heller, three admired and respected photographers in the Provincetown community and beyond, have worked with this method of photography for many years. They offer three distinct and mature bodies of work that are unique, yet integrated into a cohesive statement of vision.
Using this 19th century medium and combining it with a 21st century approach expands the limits of traditional cyanotype photography. Each artists uses cyanotypes in their work as a launching point and combines them with a variety of methods and materials such as digital images, fabric, sculpture, photographs, light boxes, motors, iPhoneography, etc. These artists explore a contemporary world of two and three dimensional photography, while at the same time, upholding the integrity of the simple antique photographic process, inspired by Herschel and Atkins.
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