Parallel Universes: Handmade Paper and Photography – Tatana Kellner
July 9 - July 13| $800
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Artists will rediscover the excitement of working in the photographic darkroom and the pleasures of making paper by hand. We’ll combine these two tactile processes to create painterly photographic prints on handmade paper. The first two days will be spent making paper from various fibers, suitable for photographic purposes. We’ll explore making standard and shaped paper, embedding, and pulp painting all in preparation for the darkroom. Working with traditional photographic negatives (up to 4” x 5”) or making new digital negatives, we’ll spend the rest of the week learning to size and coat the paper before proceeding to print in the darkroom. No previous experience is necessary.
Tatana Kellner, WSW’s founding Artistic Director, has been printing, assembling images, and making artists’ books for over 35 years. Tatana’s work has been featured in over 25 solo exhibitions, most recently at the Garrison Art Center, Kentler International drawing Space, the Everson Art Museum, the Samuel Dorsky Musuem of Art in New Paltz, and SUNY Albany. Tatana is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, a Puffin Foundation Grant, New York Foundation for the Arts, and Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant. She has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Banff Centre of the Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, Saltonstall Art Colony, Millay Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Artpark, Blue Mountain Center, Jentel, Foundacion Valpariso, Hessisches Landes Museum in Darmstadt Germany, Ragdale, Weir Farm and most recently at the Ucross Foundation.