“Instant Gratification” and “Wet and Plate and Mirrors” at Jennifer Schwartz

Two shows open at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery on Oct. 15.

“Instant Gratification” showcases photographers who work with instant film. In recent years there has been a resurgent interest with organizations like The Impossible Project, 20×24 studio and others. This exhibition will explore the magic of instant film by displaying different artists’ approach to the material, from “straight” imagery to the very abstract. Stylistically, the artists vary greatly from the haunting images of Magnus Stark to the street scenes of Mikael Kennedy to the romanticized women of Chloe Aftel.

“Wet and Plate and Mirrors” highlights a trend in photography of returning to older processes. Using these slow and labor-intensive processes, photographers are finding the power of a medium that forces collaboration with the subject and creates stunning images with an ethereal, haunting quality. Joni Sternbach captures images of surfers throughout the world using the tintype process popular in the mid-1800s. The idea of ritual is central to Curtis Wehrfritz’s images and process. Wehrfritz uses the earliest form of photography, the daguerreotype.

Both shows run through Nov. 26.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 112
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 885-1080

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