Friday, August 9, 2013


Christopher Bucklow_Guest 6:34pm_1995_cibachrome print_99.38 x 75.25cm

With a Trace: Photographs of Absence is a group exhibition currently showing at the Akron Art Museum, Ohio, U.S.A.

Showcasing works by Christopher Bucklow, Margaret De Patta, Adam Fuss, Alison Rossiter, Minor White, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, the images in the exhibition bear traces of human presence, the transmission of energy, atmospheric phenomena and the movement of light. 

Using a wide range of processes to render their enigmatic subjects, the artists demonstrate the versatility of non-digital photography in depicting such intangibles as memory, dreams and emotion, ospheric phenomena, and experiments with light.

Christopher Bucklow's work, Guest 6:34pm, is created with exactly 25,000 pinholes, in which sunlight is used to expose the shadow of his friend onto photographic paper. Therefore, light is the medium, subject and means in the portrait, and each spot of light is a tiny image of the sun.

With a Trace: Photographs of Absence runs until 26 January 2014.

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