(between 24th & 25th St.). There will be a reception , with the artist, Thursday, May 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is the artist’s first solo exhibit in New York.
Brandt’s prints are a combination of physical elements of the subject and are inspired by photos of the American West. Brandt uses traditional photographic techniques and processes. These include handmade paper and gum-bichromate. And that isn’t all. He uses a variety of other, now unusual, techniques.
Brandt’s process is fascinating. He takes photos of Western U.S. lakes and resevoircs and submerges the print in water collected from the subject of the photo. These C-prints are soaked for days, weeks or months depending. And, obviously the process impacts the photo in many way. The prints come out of the water when Brandt thinks they are ready.
If you are near, be sure to have a look at these exhibits.