In her solo exhibition, Translucent Exposures, in the Foyle Gallery, photograms
are displayed which record dark traces of
The units selected were sculpture, acrylic painting, jewelry-making, photograms
The use of photograms
, montages, and multiple printing all challenged the straight print and pictorialism.
index these strange vessels as otherworldly shapes, warped by filters and rendered nearly ectoplasmic.
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy started to experiment with the photogram
process--whereby images are made by placing objects directly onto photographic paper without the need for camera or lens--in 1921.
Yet it owes its strongest debt in terms of composition, color, and the evocation of cosmic weightlessness to a 1924 photogram
that Moholy realized in several formats during his career: as a unique original photogram
, a printed reproduction in numerous publications, an enormous exhibition enlargement, and finally a blown-up print that served as a background for a oneoff assemblage with a wooden frame, a metal rod, cardboard, and printed Plexiglas (the last of these was not on view).
Before applying the black paint, Krebber placed a couple of objects on the surface, producing a crude photogram
The second gallery also introduced Hepworth's experiments with photography, via a photogram
self-portrait, while wall text illuminated her interventionist approach to visually choreographing the way her sculpture was to be experienced through photographs she commissioned.
A more contemporary piece is a photogram
of a Filipiniana top created without a camera by artist Neal Oshima.
The show captures the majesty and beauty of the Peruvian Amazon through the photogram
, an ancient technique that involves the deployment of photosensitive paper between the foliage of the vegetation at night.
Once painted, the surface can be prepared with objects--like a photogram
. For older students, you can present the origins of cyanotypes with artist-biologist, Anna Atkins, or introduce them to Man Ray's rayographs.
To have his portrait shot, Kasper stands in front of a unique, untitled early photogram
from a series made from splashed water reacting chemically as a flash of light that exposes the photographic paper (Fig.