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Chiropoesis

Foundations of Photography

28 September 11 October 2009

 

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Darren Edwards

 

Darren Edwards: The Prospector Series, from the installation Our Infinite Day Trip

 

 

Tom Hawkins

 

Tom Hawkins: Salt Pans, Dusk, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Obelisk at Salt Pans, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Slave Huts, Dusk, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Slave Huts on Coast, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Slave Settlement, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Obelisk and Meeting House, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Salt Harvest #3, Bonaire

 

Tom Hawkins: Salt Ponds and Sky, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Coast, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Salt Harvest #1, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Salt Harvest #5, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Salt Harvest #2, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: Ancient Jewish Cemetery, Venice Tom Hawkins: Church of the Frari, Venice (version 1)

 

Tom Hawkins: Coast, Bonaire Tom Hawkins: December Moonrise Tom Hawkins: Lemon House, Villa Gamberaia Tom Hawkins: Monastery of the Certosa, Florence Tom Hawkins: Salt Mound, Evening, Bonaire

 

Martin Helmut Reis

 

Martin Helmut Reis: Untitled Martin Helmut Reis: Untitled Martin Helmut Reis: Untitled Martin Helmut Reis: Untitled Martin Helmut Reis: Untitled

 

Nirmala Savadekar

 

Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series

 

Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series

 

Nirmala Savadekar: Polka Dots series

 

Roger Vail

 

Roger Vail: Wave Swinger Roger Vail: Super Round-Up and Moon Roger Vail: Octopus Roger Vail: Zipper #2 Roger Vail: Kamikaze Roger Vail: 2-1-97 Roger Vail: Discovery Park

 

Roger Vail: Carrara #8 Roger Vail: Lake Quinault & Venus Roger Vail: Chartres L'Eure Roger Vail: Glendalough, Ireland Roger Vail: Jerpoint Abbey, Ireland Roger Vail: Tower Bridge 2-28-95 Roger Vail: Tower Bridge 3-30-95 #4

 

Roger Vail: San Simeon Pier, Moonlight Roger Vail: Tower Bridge 3-18-96 Roger Vail: Tower Bridge 11-19-95 Roger Vail: Easter Rainforest Sunrise

 

Mike Ware

 

Mike Ware: Winch Gears, South Ronaldsay Mike Ware: Blockships Mike Ware: Rackwick Bay, Hoy Mike Ware: Starpool, South Ronaldsay Mike Ware: Monastery Wall, Patmos Mike Ware: Chapel at Palaioupili Mike Ware: Hellenic Impressions I:

 

Mike Ware: Hellenic Impressions II: Mike Ware: Hellenic Impressions III: Mike Ware: Hellenic Impressions IV: Mike Ware: Hellenic Impressions V: Mike Ware: Il Salvatore, Noto Antica Mike Ware: Apokalypsis, Patmos Mike Ware: Monastery Bells, Patmos

 

Mike Ware: Castello, Sperlinga, Sicily Mike Ware: Confessional, Sicily Mike Ware: Deposition, Sicily Mike Ware: Fragment from a crucifix, Sicily Mike Ware: Greenhouse, Balfour, Shapinsay Mike Ware: Gull at Moi Geo, South Ronaldsay Mike Ware: Iconostasis, Monastery of Chrysoroyyatissa, Cyprus

 

Mike Ware: Ossuary, Noto Antica, Sicily Mike Ware: Poppies at Woodrising Mike Ware: Cemented Timber, Castellana Sicula, Sicily Mike Ware: Snow Joke, Didsbury Mike Ware: Starpool, South Ronaldsay

 

Lukas Werth

 

Lukas Werth: Pan Lukas Werth: Water Uncontained Lukas Werth: Night at Rummelsburg Lukas Werth: Water, Road and Trees Lukas Werth: Stairs in Rain Lukas Werth: Nonnberg Convent Church Lukas Werth: Lights and Steel at Dawn

 

Lukas Werth: Empire of the Moon 1 Lukas Werth: Storage Lukas Werth: Stream 1 Lukas Werth: Agricultural Renewal Lukas Werth: Metro Lukas Werth: Crossing II Lukas Werth: Reichstag

 

Lukas Werth: Untitled

 

Ellie Young

 

Ellie Young: Thistle #1 Ellie Young: Pear Ellie Young: Strawberry Ellie Young: Chinese Lantern #2 Ellie Young: Wing #4 Ellie Young: Love in the Mist #3 Ellie Young: Love in the Mist #4

 

Ellie Young: Love in the Mist #1 Ellie Young: Thistle #2 Ellie Young: Shell #2 Ellie Young: Love in the Mist #2 Ellie Young: Thistle #3 Ellie Young: Delicate Decay Ellie Young: Pear

 

Ellie Young: Dr. Seuss Ellie Young: Honesty Ellie Young: Resist Ellie Young: Up Close Ellie Young: Nebulous Ellie Young: Pod Ellie Young: Encroaching

 

Ellie Young: Gum Leaf

 

Crane Kalman Brighton is very pleased to present the work of eight photographers producing very unique and unusual images which all explore the art of the hand-made print. Chiropoesis: Foundations of Photography is an exhibition curated by photographic publisher Paul Daskarolis and will run at Crane Kalman Brighton from 28th September to 11th October 2009.

 

It was from the laboratories of Talbot and Herschel in the 1830s and 40s that the foundations of photography were laid. The early methods of hand-coating paper with solutions of gold, silver and salt saw photography into the industrial revolution, where factory processes made photographic printing widely available.

 

As this chapter of history is closing, eclipsed by the ease and availability of digital printing, new research by Dr. Mike Ware – a leading chemist, photohistorian and exhibiting photographer – and hours of experimentation by many dedicated practitioners has re-established a new standard of photographic printing – chiropoesis – the art of the hand-made print.

 

Presented in this exhibition is the work of eight artists employing gold, platinum, silver, Prussian blue, flower petals, gum and casein to produce prints of exceptional quality using contemporary wet-processing methods. The gold and platinum prints rank amongst the most archival in the world, with the flower petal prints defining fleeting impermanence.

 

Darren Edwards – a UK-based artist with MA & BA degrees in Fine Art. Showing chrysotype prints forming part of the "Our Infinite Day-trip" installation, an Arts Council England funded project on Sonora Island in Canada.

 

Tom Hawkins – a US-based artist with an MA in Landscape Architecture. Showing platinotype prints from the "Salt Harvest: Bonaire" series produced on the Dutch Antilles, as well as the original chrysotypes published in "Gold in Photography: The History and Art of Chrysotype".

 

Martin Helmut Reis – Born Germany, working in Canada as a photojournalist and visual artist. Showing anthotype prints made from the natural dyes found in flower petals (using his own soon to be published formula).

 

Nirmala Savadekar – an Indian artist with an extensive background in commercial photography. The first artist from Asia to study the chrysotype process with Mike Ware, showing chrysotype prints forming the "Polka Dots" and "Luminous" series.

 

Roger Vail – a California based artist on the faculty of Sacramento State University with extensive experience in alternative photographic process printmaking. Showing chrysotype and platinotype prints.

 

Mike Ware – Born and working in the UK with a D.Phil in Molecular Spectroscopy. The Inventor of the new cyanotype, new chrysotype and argyrotype processes will show examples of all three, including the original chrysotype prints published in "Gold in Photography: The History and Art of Chrysotype".

 

Lukas Werth – Born Germany, working in Pakistan with a PhD in Social Anthropology. Showing large format chrysotype prints as well as gum bichromate and cyanotypes with architectural and landscape themes.

 

Ellie Young – Born New Zealand, working in Australia with BA and MA degrees in Applied Science (Photography). Showing macro images printed in salt and albumen, from the original group published in her new book "The Salt Print Manual".

 

Chiropoesis: Foundations of Photography will offer a rare chance to look into current photographic practice from the UK, Australia, Germany, India, Canada and the United States. The exhibition runs from 28th September to 11th October 2009 at Crane Kalman Brighton, 38 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL (www.cranekalmanbrighton.com).

 

For further information, or a selection of images, please contact Richard Kalman on 01273 697096 or via email on enquiries@cranekalmanbrighton.com

 

Crane Kalman Brighton is a member of the Own Art scheme run by the Arts Council. The scheme provides interest-free loans of up to 2,000 to buy contemporary art work.

 

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