From: Bruce Checefsky (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Dec 26 2009 - 18:48:52 PST
“CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER”
JANUARY 5 – 30, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
I customized an optical scanner by stripping the device to its bare essentials and replacing the cathode fluorescent lamp with a more powerful bulb. Similar to my film work, the horizontal exposure of the scanner suggests the pan of a film or video camera as it captures its surroundings from a continuously shifting vantage point. While the “photo-scanning” process involves no true depth of field, the images that it yields possess both extreme flatness and great depth. To create the images in this new series, I carried the flatbed scanner outside—mounted on a tripod, plugged into a laptop and powered by a lengthy extension cord. I used it as an improvised movie and still camera, opening the modified scanner toward its surroundings to register close-up images of the garden landscape.
Andre Zarre Gallery
529 W 20th Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10011
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.