Poly-optic #22

Object Details

Title:

Poly-optic #22

Artist/Maker:

Chris McCaw (American, born 1971)

Culture:

American

Place:

United States, North America (Place created)

Date:

2013

Medium:

Gelatin silver negative

Dimensions:

49.8 × 59.7 cm (19 5/8 × 23 1/2 in.)

Copyright:

© Chris McCaw

Credit Line:

Gift of Chris McCaw, courtesy of Stephen Wirtz Gallery

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The work is a unique gelatin silver print negative - sheets of expired gelatin silver paper were placed directly in a custom-built camera outfitted with a vintage military lens that magnifies the sun's intensity and records its path as a gash that burns through the paper's emulsion layer and base.

Exhibitions
Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography (April 14 to September 6, 2015)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 14 to September 6, 2015
Bibliography

Heckert, Virginia. Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), p. 129, pl. 62.