November 1, 2011

Jessica Eaton at Higher Pictures

Cubes for Albers and LeWitt
Jessica Eaton
Higher Pictures
November 3 – December 17, 2011



Jessica Eaton: cfaad 115, 2011
16 x 20 archival pigment print


Opening Thursday, November 3rd, Higher Pictures presents Cubes for Albers and LeWitt, Jessica Eaton’s first solo exhibition in New York City.


In her own words: The series Cubes for Albers and LeWitt explores the possibilities of manipulating time, space perception and, in particular, the additive system of color. The images are constructed on sheets of 4 x 5 film. The subject is in reality monochromatic. The photographs use a set of cubes and ground options painted white, two tones of grey, and black. Through multiple exposures, the color hues in each image have been made by exposing the film to additive primaries of red, green and blue. The reflective value of the cubes controls the value of lightness of that hue, and the black is utilized as a type of reflective mask, keeping potential on the film for other exposures. The images are completely photographic yet not visible to the naked eye.


We’re super happy to have helped Jessica by printing the eleven 16 x 20 and 32 x 40 archival pigment prints for this exhibition. We’ve been working together here and there since 2009 when we produced her contribution for the Humble Arts 31 Women in Art Photography exhibition and her winning entries in the 2009 Hey Hot Shot Second Edition Showcase.



Jessica Eaton: cfaal 109, 2011
16 x 20 archival pigment print



Jessica Eaton: cfaal 65, 2011
16 x 20 archival pigment print


Click here to see more from Eaton’s Cubes for Albers and DeWitt on the Higher Pictures website.



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July 26, 2010

The nicest thing #2

June 18th, 2010


Yipee yeah to sources of funding for photography. For all the ladies this one is well worth applying to.
Women in Photography is pleased to announce the 2010 WIP- LTI / Lightside Individual Project Grant, funded by LTI / Lightside Photographic Services with guest judge Karen Irvine. The $3,000 grant award will provide funding to one female photographer to support project costs. In addition WIPNYC is excited to announce the 2010 WIP- LTI / Lightside Materials Grant, funded by Kodak. This grant provides $1000 in artists choice of Kodak materials and will be awarded to one female photographer.


For more details check out the Women in Photography site.


Giant kudos going out to LTI / Lightside Photographic services. I had the opportunity to work with the lab this year to make five exhibition prints. It is not likely I would have produced the prints in NYC, but through LTI’s ongoing relationship with the also great Humble Arts Foundation. I was directed there when LTI decided to donate a print and scan towards work exhibiting in the 31 Women in Art Photography exhibit. Donations of that sort are god sent – as any emerging photographer I am sure will tell you – and not having to deal with shipping another bonus, so I took them up on it and had them print my work for the HHS Showcase Jen Bekman as well. (currently taking submissions!!)


Going into a lab you have never worked with is terrifying. I have no shortage of being less than satisfied with labs – and the more I exhibit and make certain kinds of work the more weight I am putting on the quality of final prints and my expectations. Printing my photographs causes me more stress and anxiety then any ideas of the better part of making the work, the parts about making the work. Ideas and exposures are easy. Perfect prints are not. It is here that LTI really impressed me. They were fantastic to work with and did an excellent job. I came to proof and stayed the entire day, every change I asked for was done without once making me feel panic and obsessive or that I was taking up too much of their time. One of the things I appreciated the most spending the day in there was that I also learned a thing or two. I expect whoever is doing my exhibition prints to know more about printing and file management than I do but despise anything happening to my images I might not understand or be aware of, I am starting to demand things of labs but at LTI I didn’t have to. Thanks to everyone at the lab, extra special thanks to Jeffrey Kane who facillitated everything and to Andrej Tur for printing. I eagerly wait for the day I am able to afford to have a single constant relationship with a lab. In the future I will be doing my exhibition printing on visits to NYC.


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March 18, 2010

Hey Hot Shot!

 Hey Hot Shot! 2009 Second Edition Showcase
Jen Bekman Gallery
March 6 – March 20, 2010


We were lucky enough to have worked with two of the exhibiting artists, Justin James King and Jessica Eaton. Both have contributed thoughtful and starkly beautiful images well worth seeing in person.


Justin James King

Justin James King: And Still We Gather With Infinite Momentum 1, 2009
40 x 50 digital c-print scanned from original 4 x 5 negative


Jessica Eaton

Jessica Eaton: Landscape Missing a Byte, 2009
16 x 20 digital c-print scanned from original 6 x 7 negative



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