Matthew Brandt pushes the limits of the photographic medium with physical manipulations of his prints and unusual, even bizarre, material choices like bees, candy, cocaine, and dust. While his work is rooted in process, the choices he makes intricately tie the making of his art to the subjects he depicts.
Brandt uses the inherent instability of photographic materials as a key component of his artwork. In his Lakes and Reservoirs series, he degrades enlarged, snapshot-like photos of lakes by dripping and pouring water collected from these lakes over the surfaces of the prints. The water selectively removes dye layers from the photograph, revealing flowing streaks and blotches of vivid cyan, magenta, and yellow beneath the picture.
In Pictures from Wai'anae, Brandt draws on the power of nature to transform his work: the large-scale photographs are shrouded, buried, and unearthed, bearing the marks of their time spent in the soil of a family farm in Hawaii.
Please join us to hear Brandt speak on his work and his process.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for students, DAM members and CPAC members; $12 for general admission. For additional details, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Anderman Photography Lecture Series presents quarterly talks by the preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today. Sponsored by the DAM Photography Department. Series funding generously provided by Evan and Elizabeth Anderman.
Image: Matthew Brandt, Lost Lake, WY 2, 2013. From Lakes and Reservoirs. ©Matthew Brandt.