Foto Relevance presents Amanda Marchand: "Lumen Notebook" opening day
Foto Relevance presents "Lumen Notebook," the gallery's debut solo exhibition of works by Amanda Marchand. Using ideas inherent in the temporality of the lumen printing process, Marchand explores concepts of landscape, time, and our mortal planet.
The cameraless photographic process of creating lumens is beautiful in its simplicity, as colors and shapes are created by exposing black and white photo paper to light, bringing out the latent color in the paper. As it develops, the ephemeral changing colors of the lumen serve as a visual marker for the passage of time, captured with a scanner and held in perpetuity by the artist in a way that merges early photographic processes with new technology.
Cutting and rearranging, Marchand creates compositions of color referencing the natural landscape - the horizon, the movement of the sun, the growth and decay of vegetation, as well as cataloging endangered and disappearing species of flora and fauna. Bringing together several bodies of Marchand’s work, the show is a testament to the changing environment around us, reminding us of the ebb and flow of time and our own place within nature.
The exhibit will be on display until July 9.