Lens Flare

Lens Flare
August 2005
Tugboat Gallery
Lincoln, NE

This exhibition took place during my time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at Tugboat Gallery. I was playing with ideas of creating large-scale work that was easy to transport and store. This lead to the idea of projected images, other light-based work, and installation of screenprinted test-prints as a sort of early attempt at my own wallpaper. There’s something kind of intoxicating about test prints. However, that intoxication may not extend beyond those who print. Printing an image is great, and can be very rewarding, but after the first dozen or so, you pretty much know how it’s going to end. But the nature of test prints is unexpected and random. So they give you the same texture and other formal results you want from a print, but with the unexpected and sometimes serendipitous results not often found in a print-based process.

The light boxes used to live in a mobile phone carrier’s front window. I repurposed them into light boxes with layers of collaged transparent film. While I have not returned to this particular medium, I did really enjoy the effect.

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