The Edge of Vision Interview Series: Ellen Carey and Manuel Geerinck
View new videos from the weekly series of artist’s interviews with Ellen Carey and Manuel Geerinck included in the exhibition now on view at Aperture Gallery, The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography.
In the first video clip, Ellen Carey presents her works in the exhibition: the large-scale Pulls with Lifts and Drops of film pulled through the rollers of a Polaroid large-format camera and her color photogram, PushPins, where the artist used pushpins to perforate the photographic paper in the darkroom. Carey explains how abstraction in photography challenges the viewer to rethink the medium, and go beyond the narrative side to explore new arrays of light and color compositions as well as new processes using meaningful materials that reference the history of photography. She also highlights the physicality of her work often exhibited through large-scale installations.
In the second video clip, Belgian artist Manuel Geerinck, who started his career as a painter, speaks about his unique process combining his drawings that he then photographs in motion. Inspired by minimalism and the early days of photography, Geerinck explains how his work is at the crossroads of photography and painting as well as abstraction and figurative, always “at the edge.” He also speaks about his exploration of colors through the photographic medium.
Stay tuned next Thursday for video clips of Barbara Kasten and Carel Balth.
Tags: Aperture Gallery, Barbara Kasten, Bill Armstrong, Carel Barth, Charles Lindsay, Ellen Carey, Jack Sal, Lyle Rexer, Manuel Geerinck, Penelope Umbrico, Pulls with Lifts and Drops, PushPins, Seth Lambert, Silvio Wolf, The Edge of Vision