Photography is the recording of patterns of darkness and light. Shadows enhance the relationships of subjects in an image, they give definition and dimension, which compliments the quality of the light values. Photographers have used dramatic shadows and patterns in black and white images and have also explored using ethereal and moody shadows and textures in color photography. We will be looking for a range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers.
Juror: Lauren Henkin
Born in Washington, D.C., artist Lauren Henkin graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and now resides in Maine.
Henkin's work is focused on the tension between preservation and extinction—from fading relationships to invasive growths to material possessions. Her work resides in over twenty institutional collections including Cleveland Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Smith College Museum of Art, and Brown University's Bell Gallery, among others. Yale University has the largest collection of her work at 100+ photographs. She recently was awarded Duke University's 2017 Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award for Documentarians of the American South.Blouin Artinfo, Musée Magazine, PDN, New York Magazine, Oxford American, Landscape Stories, L’Oeil de la Photographie, The Georgia Review, The Maine Review and The Washington Post have all featured her photographs.
She is also the founder of Vela Noche, a publisher of handmade books and editions.
We have 18” x 24” black frames. Our white mats are pre cut for 12” x 18”, 12” x 12” and 12” x 16” prints (we also have a few other odd sized matts). We print on an Epson Stylus Pro archival ink jet printer, on Epson Premium Luster Photo paper, in a color-calibrated environment. This is a very accurate custom print, just like a custom lab would print, we have over 25 years of custom printing experience.
All exhibition prints will be kept in a flat file after the show for future sale and promotion for the photographer. This will allow the gallery to further promote our photographers and exhibitions to collectors, curators, critics and to the general public. Black Box will shread all gallery prints after 5 years of exhibition in the flat files.