Lisa Oppenheim is a New York-based artist whose experimental work ranges from cameraless photograms to films created in a mix of analog and digital techniques. She will discuss her process and share her prints, some of which were recently featured in the groundbreaking Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Her haunting images of the phases of the moon, fragments of woven fabric and lace, and smoke and industrial pollution question the documentary nature of the photographic medium and are drawn from a variety of sources—historical photo archives to online image sharing sites like Flickr.
This is a private event for Friends of Photography members.
Lisa Oppenheim, A sequence in which a protester throws back a smoke bomb while clashing with police in Ferguson, Missouri. 2014/2015 (Version I). Gelatin silver print, exposed to firelight, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York