Van Doren Waxter is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by New York artist Marsha Cottrell. Titled Screen Life, the show will be on view from March 8-April 21, 2018 at the gallery’s 195 Chrystie Street location. The exhibition will feature three unique large-scale platinum prints and an array of intimately-scaled works created with a computer and electrostatic laser printer.
On view for the first time in New York are three large-scale, unique platinum prints based on similar imagery. Cottrell intersects nineteenth-century photographic process with current technology by exposing a sheet of cotton paper, hand-coated with a platinum-palladium solution, to ultraviolet light with a digitally printed (camera-less) negative. Here, mathematically defined concentric circles and rotated lines are interpreted in the exposure by the luminous tones of the metal-infused paper. The intense focal point and symmetry evident in two of the compositions place the viewer squarely as in the Aperture Series works.