This exhibition explores the interiority of the camera, its processes, and the camera’s potentiality as both image producer and subject. Images signify transitional pieces in the arc of Hollingsworth’s practice from semi-representative jewel-toned landscapes to non-objective works, and the collection contextualizes how the emptied, textured noise-prints emerged both in terms of the physical choreography involved as well as the conceptual, thematic strategies.
The sets of experimentation reveal an interest in time and in the “layers” of collected experience.
The Noise photographs - suggesting densely woven fabrics, often with white flecks that are vestiges of street lamps, vehicle headlamps or even planets - reframe or make visible the inherent patterns of digital noise as they exist “inside the body of the camera” and in the image-making process.
The landscape-based sets of experiments address how the photographer’s subjectivity also influences the “technology” of perception. These questions led Hollingsworth to experiment with long exposure, hand-held shots, in order to implicitly include the breathing body of the observant self in the image. Opening up the camera for periods of nearly thirty minutes, the images depict the layered landscape-horizon lines over time.
Up to eighteen medium and/or large scale photographs. 70 x 44” or 45 x 30”.
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18 photographs, flushed on aluminum. Behind custom UVA glass, framed in white lacquer.
Diptych, 45 x 60" 114 x 152.4 cm
4 Noise Images 70 x 44.5 177 x 113 cm
13 Images 45 x 30" 114 x 76.2 cm
Custom wooden crates exist for all works.
Fine art transport required. Usually Art Serve (Minneapolis, MN) is involved with shipping. Expected cost to ship nationally is $6,000 from Minneapolis and internationally $7,500.