Call for Submissions: PIGMENT

 

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PIGMENT is a group show that will be installed for the CONTACT Photography Festival April-May, then pop up in New York at the end of March during the AIPAD Photography Show.

Each of the twenty artists will have two prints in the show, fitting into our 20×24 rental frames. The theme is colour, explored through the alternative printing process, gum bichromate.

Costs:

Exhibition fee: $725 + tax (includes CONTACT fee, space rentals, framing, receptions, shipping, marketing)

Production: $460 + tax for two gum bichromate prints

Total: $1339.05

Because we will be applying to CONTACT, we will need the final list of photographers by September 15. Applications are first come first served.

What is Connections?

We believe that expanding a photographer’s reach is beneficial to professional growth. Getting outside of one’s community and having fresh eyes looking at new work and getting feedback. Our main goal is to create a network of photographers and galleries that can work together to showcase photography.

Our first connection was with L’Espace Contemporain in Montreal where we have sent photographers to exhibit work, and have brought photographers here to the Dylan Ellis Gallery.

2017 projects include the Alternative Photo Revolution that went to Glen Echo, Maryland and New Orleans, and was a part of the CONTACT Photo Festival. This fall we will be taking Kindred, a portrait exhibition, to Montreal then installing here at the Connections Gallery for November

Why Alt Printing

 We know that through exhaustive research on print permanence that the noble metals of platinum palladium will not fade, in fact the paper will decompose before the metal will go away. Platinum palladium and gum over palladium have the look, texture and feeling of work done in the very beginning of photographic printmaking. Contemporary prints cannot give us the colour palette and physical sense that these two processes offer. In all cases the base paper is Hahnemühle Platinum, a very lovely 100% rag paper. The noble metal of platinum palladium sinks into the very fabric of this paper and any resulting pigment is layered on top for an exquisite image.

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