Photograph by Brea Souders
These images are made by layering cut negatives from my archives over a simple white ground. As the formation of overlapping slices grows, the clarity of images within the negatives becomes obscured. The layering of colors darkens as it builds. Light bouncing off the darkest surfaces provides some highlight and dimension, but rarely reveals a discernable image. With these elements in place, I ply the amorphous pile, coaxing it into various abstract shapes. With each pass new pieces are revealed, while others become buried.
Mountains Without Faces, a solo exhibition by 2013 CCNY Darkroom Resident Brea Souders, is on view at the Camera Club of New York February 20 – March 15, 2014, with an opening reception on Thursday, February 27, 6 - 8 PM.