Lecture and Reception of Photography Artwork by Mitch Eckert and Laura Hartford
Eckert and Hartford both combine 19th and 21st century photographic processes in their work. Their artwork will continue to be on display in the McGrath Gallery until November 1st.
Eckert’s latest body of work, Borrowed Views, explores the genre of landscape photography. These landscape photographs, made at botanic gardens, conservatories and museums of natural histories, is an exploration of the concept of the borrowed view utilizing the historic Kallitype process patented in 1889 by W. W. J. Nicol.
Hartford’s Salt images were created during a month-long residency at Lacock Abbey, the family estate of William Henry Fox Talbot in Wiltshire, England. The Calotype, invented by Talbot in 1840, was the first photographic negative/positive process, using paper as a substrate for a light-sensitive silver-salt emulsion. The work includes prints made using traditional 19th practices, as well as inverted scans that reveal the surface quality, texture and detail of the original paper negatives.
For more information, contact Hartford, Art Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bellarmine McGrath Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.