Photograph by Brea Souders
Opening this week at Daniel Coney Fine Art, Film Electric, the gallery’s first exhibition of photographs by Brea Souders. By compiling discarded film, static electricity and strong light, the photographs touch on the artist’s personal history. Below, some more context to describe her process:
The images are created with shredded negatives from the artist’s archive attached to electrically charged sheets of acetate. Where the static force is strong, slices of film hold to the acetate. Where it is weak, they fall away. The acetate is then photographed using a flash, which reflects and creates streaks of white. This obscures some images while bringing others into relief. The reflected light also forms the photographs’ luminous internal frame. As appropriate to this process, the images’ final form exudes an element of playfulness and relies on the spirit of chance.
The show will be open January 24 - March 2. For more information, visit the gallery’s website here.