pair of works from exhibition at Gallery 44
Available Light (#40-41) (Installation View), 2014
Selenium toned silver gelatin print, painted Dibond, shelf with acrylic mirror, aluminum push-pins
Each 17 x 22.5 x 1.5 inches (43.2 x 57.2 x 3.8 cm)
Print placed in processing drum incorrectly. The emulsion was placed toward the inner wall of the drum and therefore the chemistry was not evenly distributed over the print surface. In placing a Cibachrome print in a drum, the emulsion should face the inside. (Available Light #40).
Spotting. Top right: Magnified picture of a pinhole. Centre right: Working on one spot for too long swells the gelatin. The spotting colour then settles in a rim round the pinhole. Bottom right: With some practice the pinhole can be made quite invisible. Bottom left: It is better to apply too much colour than too little. If the pinhole is completely filled in, it can still be spotted in the print. Above left: A truly round spot is only possible with a very pointed brush (bottom). A bad point with stray hairs will produce an irregular blotch (top). (Available Light #41).