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Mid Point 2 Discover the best available selection of Photography by the artist Tenesh Webber
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Mid Point 2, 2015

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IdeelArt, London

Single piece Signed Dated Titled

Size

28 x 28 cm
11.02 x 11 in

Reference

85c14edd

Year

2015

Medium

Photography


  • About the work

TECHNIQUE: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAM

Tenesh Webber is a Canadian artist who works in abstract black and white photography. She lives and works in the New York City area.

In this piece, Webber worked in the studio, stretching and layering thread and found objects onto a pre-cut frame, to create a multi-layered and complex sculptural object. The photographic print was made by laying this sculptural object onto light sensitive paper in a black and white darkroom, to create the camera-less print - photogram.

This is edition 2 of 5 with variations in each print in the edition.

 


About the Artists

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.


Education

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


Technique

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.


Inspiration

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.


Collections

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


Exhibitions

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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