Rice University presents Garrett Marsh: Sunprint Landscapes: Photographs of Honey Creek Ranch opening reception
The Visual and Dramatic Arts department at Rice University will present Sunprint Landscapes: Photographs of Honey Creek Ranch by Garrett Marsh.
Marsh, a Houston-based artist, makes his own elegantly crafted wooden field cameras and then uses them to make ultra-long exposures of the landscape. Instead of exposing traditional photographic film in his cameras, Marsh uses paper, which he has coated with cyanotype emulsion. Due to the extremely low sensitivity of this emulsion, his exposures range from a few days to a few weeks depending on weather, temperature, and season.
This exhibition will include several of Marsh’s handmade cameras as well as approximately 30 of his long-exposure photographs, which are the original paper negatives in their raw form. Many of these negative paper prints show signs of the extended process, a few have water marks from rain dripping onto his film during his exposures. Trees sometimes are recorded as slightly blurred masses, the result of their swaying the the wind. The sun, moving across the sky, is recorded as a curved black line on a dark field. Other images show blurs, as a result of an animal jarring the camera.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through December 1.