CURRENT EXHIBITION

JUNE 12 - AUGUST 17, 2024

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June 15, 2024

OPENING RECEPTION

2 - 5pm

July 13, 2024

ARTIST TALK

3 - 4pm

August 17, 2024

CLOSING RECEPTION

2 - 5pm

Andy Mattern

Andy Mattern is a visual artist working in the expanded field of photography. His photographs and installations dissect the medium itself, reconfiguring expectations of photography's basic ingredients and conventions. His work is held in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New Mexico Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. His photographs and exhibitions have been reviewed in publications such as Artforum, The New Yorker, Camera Austria, and Photonews. Currently, he serves as Associate Professor of Photography at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Minnesota and a BFA in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico.

ARTIST STATEMENT
Analog Forever Magazine Interview

Platinum Ghosts

Andy Mattern gives an overview of re-animating "ghost" images from century-old platinum prints

Rachel Phillips

Rachel Phillips began photography while completing her undergraduate degree at Skidmore College, graduating in 2005. In numerous group and solo exhibitions, she has presented a series of projects exploring the photograph as object, often resulting in unique works incorporating materials ranging from old envelopes to 19th century cabinet cards. A frequent theme in the work is a desire to “reanimate” the vernacular photographs and paper ephemera in her collection by reworking them in a variety of ways to create imagery that is resonant with the past yet has a new vitality and reflection of our own time and perspective.

She has served as a board member for SF Camerawork and Medium Photo, and as the Executive Director of PhotoAlliance. Through her imprint Treadwell Press, she publishes artists’ books and small collaborative editions. These works are widely held in special collections across the country, including Harvard University, MassArts, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Special Collections, SFMOMA Library and Archive and Yale University. She is represented by Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston Texas, and in addition to photography, works as a tutor for children with learning differences.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Exhibition Statement

AFTER IMAGE is an investigation into the perpetuation of images, a dialogue about the inscrutable nature of found objects and an amalgamation of science, technology and photography.

Andy Mattern's Ghost series is an exploration into platinum prints' unique property of "auto-copying" and how the artist re-animates these mirror images from century-old prints in the 21st Century. Rachel Phillips' Vanishing Point is a series questioning material weight and spatial presence; it challenges the viewers' imagination when confronted by the object itself as well as the void presented in original antique frames. Fixed by Phillips' alter-ego Madge Cameron, an aging archivist, began in 2014. It is a whimsical approach toward an ongoing discourse regarding the erosion of analog space and the ever-evolving digital platform in photography.

AFTER IMAGE invites you into a world of curiosity, of science and technology and of your imagination.

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