Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Map of Exactitude (#10)

Artist:
Elizabeth McAlpine (British, born London 1973)
Date:
2012
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
77.5 x 51.4 cm (30 1/2 x 20 1/4 in.), irregular
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Vital Projects Fund Inc. Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.330
Rights and Reproduction:
© Elizabeth McAlpine
Not on view
McAlpine's shaped photographs are unique prints exposed inside pinhole cameras that she fashioned by making casts out of sections of molding from her studio walls. The multiple pinhole openings poked into the camera-object at various points capture a welter of ghostly partial glimpses from around the studio—a jar of soap, lighting fixtures, black blotches where the light hit the paper through the various apertures. While the artist's process may allude to the works of Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, and Rachel Whiteread, her novel explorations of site specificity—of how we come to know a place—and the porous boundaries between abstraction and representation are an important contribution to recent photographic experimentation.
Inscription: Gallery and framer labels affixed to frame backing, BC. See attached images for details.
Elizabeth McAlpine; [Laurel Gitlen, New York]

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