Exhibition runs from January 23 to February 24, 2018
Opening Reception on Saturday, February 3, from 6 to 8pm
Art Intersection’s North Gallery features a variety of hand-printed platinum and palladium by the artists represented in Ryan Gallery. The work on view ranges from photography with large format cameras and film negatives used by Dick Arentz, Randy Efros, Rondal Partridge, and Terry Towery, to more contemporary working practices from Ryuijie and Scott T. Baxter using digital negatives from film, and Michael T. Puff’s digitally composited imagery.
All of the artists, no matter their shooting method, mix and hand-coat their light sensitive platinum and palladium chemistry onto papers of their choice, directly contact print their negatives onto this coated paper, and process their prints in darkrooms. This process results in a one-of-a-kind, extremely archival final print, with an unmatched tonal range.
To see more work and collections from each of these artists presented here, please visit Ryan Gallery or schedule a private viewing of the work.
About Platinum and Palladium
The process for making platinum prints was invented in 1873 by William Willis. The process depends on the light sensitivity of iron salts to produce an image.
Prints are made by first exposing the light sensitive chemistry with sunlight or another ultraviolet light source. In developing chemistry the image will appear instantaneously and the iron salts are replaced with platinum or palladium in the final print.
Many present practitioners use a combination of platinum and palladium for a single print. When used alone, platinum prints have a tonal range that is generally considered cooler than palladium prints. Whether used alone or together, platinum/palladium prints are highly valued for their great range of subtle tonal variations, producing deep rich shadows and detail filled highlights with a great degree of permanence.
Exhibition runs from January to March, 2018
Visit Ryan Gallery this Spring to see original photographic work from many of our artists including Mary Donato, Scott T. Baxter, Ernesto Esquer, Wynn Bullock, Edna Bullock, Imogen Cunningham, Diana H. Bloomfield, J. Barry Thomson, and William W. Fuller. You can also schedule a private viewing of any artist’s work by calling the gallery at 480-361-1118 or by emailing us at email@example.com.
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