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Thresholds

2017—ongoing

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Thresholds continues my enquiry into the conditions of something being 'photographic' and how attempts to distill these explode the boundaries of photography and put it in relation to other media. It moves away from the color and heavy layering of my previous 2D work, and seeks to develop a purer approach to photographic paper as material. I'm using its basic inherent quality of light registration to create large areas of solid exposure spanning multiple sheets, and in doing so I negotiate various thresholds that define my practice – of image and imagelessness; fragment and whole; pictorial plane and support. The toolkit may be photographic, but minimalist painting and drawing are brought firmly into the frame. The pared down and more somber aesthetic also has to do with the present moment in time where the thresholds of truths, half-truths and understanding are increasingly difficult to establish.

Exhibition history:

Photo London | Discovery
Joanna Bryant & Julian Page, Stand D10
May 16-20, 2018

SALON/17
Photofusion, London
December 8, 2017 - January 13, 2018

The Manchester Contemporary
Joanna Bryant & Julian Page, Stand 744
October 27–29, 2017

Celeste Prize 2017, curated by Fatoş Üstek
The Bargehouse, OXO Tower, London
October 6–8, 2017

 
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Threshold (8), Threshold (4), and Threshold (12) installed as a triptych

2017/2018

Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium

Each 91.5 x 110 x 2 cm / Total 91.5 x 370 x 2 cm

 
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Threshold (6), Threshold (10), and Threshold (11) installed as a triptych

2017 (work) / 2018 (install)

Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium

Each 91.5 x 110 x 2 cm / Total 91.5 x 370 x 2 cm

 
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Threshold (4)

2017
Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium
91.5 x 110 x 2 cm

Selected for Celeste Prize 2017

 
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Threshold (10)

2017
Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium
91.5 x 110 x 2 cm

 
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Threshold (8)

2017
Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium
91.5 x 110 x 2 cm

 
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Threshold (5)

2017
Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium
91.5 x 110 x 2 cm

 
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Threshold (S3 & S4)

2017
Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium
48 x 46 x 2 cm

 
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Threshold (9)

2017
Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium
61 x 134 x 2 cm

 
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Threshold (6)

2017
Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium
91.5 x 110 x 2 cm

 
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Threshold (1b)

2017
Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium
30.5 x 110 x 2 cm

 
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Threshold (3)

2017
Silver gelatin prints on expired fiber paper, acrylic, ink, mounting tape, polyurethane, aluminium
96 x 22.5 x 2 cm