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The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Presents ‘Bridget Conn: Language Acquisition’
July 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until July 20, 2018
Please join the GHIA and Bridget Conn for the opening night of Conn’s solo exhibition “Language Acquisition” at the Main Gallery of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art. The show will be on view through July 20th.
“My chemigrams are made with silver gelatin paper, in normal room lighting, by applying oil-based resists and typical darkroom chemistry. The marks I make directly on the paper are not pre-meditated. The process weaves my concerns of the evolution of photography as a physical and chemical medium with mark-making as an intuitive act. I aim to create a personalized symbolism through my marks, whether the pieces are immediate responses on paper, or constructed mappings in my collages. Each one is a language I read through line, color, and texture that is indicative of steps involved in the chemigram process, as well as the instinctive gesture itself. They satisfy years of concern over the missing physical mark of the artist, and address my contemporary desire to work with a medium that I can’t fully control. Each piece bends at least in part to mystery, given the endless variables involved – a welcome circumstance given our society’s immediate access to constant correct answers. My work responds to analog photography for its inherent chemical properties and future potential, rather than the sentimentality of its past.”
For more info visit: https://ghia.org/events/bridget-conn-language-acquisition