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Loops 1

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11.02 x 11 in


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This image is part of an ongoing series began in 2006.

To create the images Webber stretches and layers thread on a pre-cut frame. The resulting images are made by laying this “plate” onto black and white photographic paper in the darkroom. The photograms are printed in editions of five, with variations.

The imagery is built up using layers of thread, to create rhythmic, intuitive compositions, which offer tension between the organic and rectilinear. They suggest macro and micro views of nature, or of the man made. 

This image was made by looping and layering thread to create a lyrical abstraction.

This is edition 3 of 5


Moynihan, Colin, A Tenement Transformed Tells the Lives of Its Squatters, The New York Times, January 29, 2010


Kuf Mold Catalogue, Gallery In The Old Bedesten. Istanbul, Turkey

Lateral Attitudes, RVC College, Somerville, NJ. Cover image


Birmingham, Mary,” Jersey Girls Exhibit”, Jersey Journal, Oct 30, 2004


Johnson, Ken, Art Listings, The New York Times, July 5, 2002

Review, The New Yorker, July 15, 2002

McQuaid, Cate, The Boston Globe, August 2, 2002


Lombardi, D.Dominick, Communicating Through Photographs, The New York Times, October 29, 1999

The New York Contemporary Art Report, May - June

Rothbart, Daniel, Review, NY Arts Magazine, June, 1999


Millis, Christopher, "Off The Street", The Boston Phoenix, May 30, Boston, Ma.

Listings Se ction, Illustration, ArtsMEDIA Magazine, June, Boston, Ma.


Parallelogramme, National Non - Profit Artists' Centre's, Canada


Raynor, Vivien, "Sallies Fly at a Bronx Gallery", The New York Times, November 4, NY. NY.


Hoffman, Randi, "Art on The Edge", Downtown Magazine, January


Levin, Kim, "Open Doors", The Village Voice, November, N.Y. N.Y.


Reid, Calvin, "Art Arrives at The End Of The World ", Downtown Magazine, NY.


Long News In The Short Century, NY. NY.


World War III Magazine, NY. NY.


ABC No Rio Magazine, ABC No Rio, NY. NY.

About the Artist

1963 , Canada

Tenesh Webber is a Canadian abstract photographer whose work explores and challenges conventions of traditional black and white photography.
She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey and works in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


Webber studied at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, and at OCAD University, in Toronto, where she received an AOCA Degree.


Tenesh Webber has, over the past 25 years, worked in either large scale/mural size prints; manipulated the photographs in the darkroom, or manipulated the negatives in the camera.

Her current photography, which focuses on medium-scale photograms, continues her explorations of the medium. The prints are medium scale, 11"x11", or 20"x20"

Webber's process begins with sketches, in which she develops the image ideas. She then creates two-dimensional objects out of sewing thread, or marker on plexiglass. She builds the images through layering, stretching and cutting the thread, and through repetitive line drawing onto plexiglass.

These "plates" are used to create cameraless photographic images.

Hand placement and loose threads offer an element of chance into the work, and each print within a series is unique.

The resulting abstract images create rhythmic, intuitive compositions and offer tension between the organic and rectilinear. 
They suggest macro and micro views of nature, or of the man-made.


Webber studied with Canadian artists Ian Wallace and Eldon Garnet who were early innovators in experimental photography, in the 1970's, introducing large-scale and sequential imagery into their photography practice. She was inspired by these artists, to develop her own approach to working with the medium, leading to explorations in scale and alternative photographic processes, including her current work with photograms.

Her photography is also influenced and inspired by the work of a long history of photographers, painters and sculptors working in abstraction.
These include, Richard Serra's bold oil stick drawings, Barry Le Va's arrangements of geometric form, and Agnes Martin's delicate minimal process.

Her work falls within a tradition of "rayographs", or photograms, established by artists such as Man Ray, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, in the 1920's, artists whose work in photography was informed by their painting and sculptural practice.

Building on these artists work, Webber has developed a unique approach to the creation of her photograms, integrating elements of sculpture and drawing while also incorporating chance operations.


Webber's work is featured in public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum and Barclays Bank, NY.


Webber has exhibited her work nationally including solo exhibits at Yossi Milo Gallery and Margaret Thatcher Projects, NY. She has also exhibited in group shows in Europe.


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