JENNIFER CRANE | Saskatchewan, Canada
SANDRA C. DAVIS | Pennsylvania, United States
KRISTIN DIEMER | Melbourne, Australia
NEIL FOLBERG | Jerusalem, Israel
OSHEEN HARRUTHOONYAN | New York, United States
JEANNIE HUTCHINS | Maine, United States
KIT MARTIN | Fife, Scotland
SENGA PECKHAM | Victoria, Australia
RACHEL SCHEINFELDT | Pennsylvania, United States
AMANDA TINKER | Pennsylvania, United States

October 15 – November 15, 2020

Lonsdale Gallery is pleased to present Awaken After a Long Dream, a curated group exhibition featuring experimental photography by a group of talented artists.

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images,
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

From sleek formalist studies of shadows, lush still lives, and ethereal celestial imagery, this exhibition dives deep into our collective psyches. After months quarantine and isolation, we find ourselves entering back into a world that feels markedly different than what we knew before – like rising from a deep slumber, and exploring your surroundings with fresh inquisitive eyes. Through the artist’s lens, the imperceptible becomes enthralling and awe-inspiring. They reveal the poetics of everyday life; whereby the quotidian is brought into sharp focus, inviting audiences to slowdown and recognize the wonderment and splendour located all around, even when found in the most unlikely places.

Awaken After A Long Dream  – Tour Video

Rachel Scheinfeldt

Pennsylvania, United States

Rachel Scheinfeldt
Untitled I (Urban Formalism Series)
2019
silver gelatin print
16 x 20 inches (framed)

Rachel Scheinfeldt
Untitled 4 (Urban Formalism Series)
2019
silver gelatin print
14 x 11 inches (framed)

Rachel Scheinfeldt’s formalist photographs explore the hidden beauty of the built environment. Scheinfeldt investigates the passage of time by capturing the fascinating shapes and forms created by the way light and shadow move across the architecture found in various neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Close-ups, dynamic angles, and unusual points of view transform the everyday, the seemingly mundane, into striking eye-catching compositions. In Scheinfeldt words “we pass by the same buildings on a regular basis but fail to even look at, appreciate or really observe them.” With this series, the artist encourages others to take the time to slow down, and break free from their routine, to actively appreciate and find the wonder in their surroundings.

Rachel Scheinfeldt, Urban Formalism Series (Installation View)
Awaken After a Long Dream
, Exhibition Images, Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Rachel Scheinfeldt
Untitled 2 (Urban Formalism Series)
2019 silver gelatin print
16 x 20 inches (framed)

Rachel Scheinfeldt
Untitled 3 (Urban Formalism Series)
2019 silver gelatin print
16 x 20 inches (framed)

Osheen Harruthoonyan

New York, United States

Osheen Harruthoonyan
Panspermia
2013
sepia, selenium toned gelatin silver print, ed. of 5
28 x 33 inches (framed)

Osheen Harruthoonyan
The Hive
2013
sepia, selenium toned gelatin silver print, ed. of 5
28 x 33 inches (framed)

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images,
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Osheen Harruthoonyan, Hand & Jennifer Crane, View From My Window (Installation View)
 Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images,
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Osheen Harruthoonyan
Hand
2009
toned silver gelatin print, ed. of 5
32 x 27 inches (framed)

Neil Folberg

Jerusalem, Israel

Neil Folberg
Sagittarius
2000
toned silver print
Artist Proof
20 x 19.5 inches (framed)

Neil Folberg
Starry Grove
1999
archival pigment print on Baryta Paper
Artist Proof
19 x 20 inches (framed)

At the age of 17, Folberg studied under the renowned American landscape photographer Ansel Adams. It was during this period, Folberg began cultivating his own vision and visual language, by observing Adam’s process and technique. Celestial Nights documents the visually spectacular world of nocturnal landscapes. Here, the heavens and the earth are combined to create an otherworldly realm, which blur the lines between the present moment and the limitless possibilities. His dramatic images render the world with a sense of curiosity and imagination. As for the burning cosmos in the sky, which were digitally composited, this allows the viewer to see our world in relation to the universe – something that may not be apparent as we live out our daily routines. The celestial bodies that fill up the sky in his photographs allow the viewer to see them standing at the edge of an infinite universe.

Neil Folberg
Rosette Nebula
2001
archival pigment print on Baryta Paper
ed. 3/49
19 x 20 inches (framed)

Neil Folberg
Nahal Nativ, with the Orion constellation
1997
archival pigment print on Baryta Paper
ed. 13/49
20 x 19.5 inches (framed)

Neil Folberg
Cactus
1997
gelatin silver print
ed. 34/49
20 x 19.5 inches (framed)

Neil Folberg
Ein-Saharonim
1998
silver gelatin print
ed. 8/49
20 x 19.5 inches (framed)

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Jennifer Crane

Saskatchewan, Canada

Jennifer Crane
Field Notes
2019
digital image, archival pigment print, ed. 1/5
23 x 34 inches (framed)

Jennifer Crane
Field Notes
2019
digital image, archival pigment print, ed. 1/5
23 x 34 inches (framed)

Jennifer Crane’s photographic practice investigates the relationship between the body and the lens. Her recent work explores themes of memory, time, place and archival practices, through a fusion of historical, analogue and digital photographic techniques. In her ongoing series “Field Test”, Crane explores time and perception through experimenting with the artistic possibilities offered by long exposure photography. At first glance, the images appear painterly; reminiscent of loose airy impressionistic scenes. The resulting image reveals the artist’s presence and hand. The process of capturing an image in long exposure requires deliberate measured attention to detail, which in turn invites the eye to linger in order to apprehend all the details within her elusive compositions.

Jennifer Crane, Feild Notes Series (Installation View)
Awaken After a Long Dream
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Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Jennifer Crane
Field Notes
2019
digital image, archival pigment print, ed. 1/5
23 x 34 inches (framed)

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Jennifer Crane
View From My Window (home and away)
2019
palladium print, ed. 1/3
14 x 11 inches

Jennifer Crane
View From My Window (home and away) 2019
palladium print, ed. 1/3
11 x 14 inches (framed)

Kit Martin

Fife, Scotland

Kit Martin
Lightwave VI
2018
cyanotype
unique print, ed. 1/1
40 x 20 inches (framed)

Kit Martin
Insect Armageddon I
2019
cyanotype on jute paper, ed. 1/15
22 x 30 inches (unframed)

Kit Martin’s photographs reveal a curious and intrepid mind. She uses camera-less historical processes – such as cyanotype, argyrotype, lumens and photograms – to record fleeting moments and impressions. Her approach to photography seeks to locate beauty in small things: be it, the wing of an insect, or the sublime quality of light dancing on the surface of water. Martin immerses herself in the outdoors to produce her sophisticated compositions, drawing inspiration from the details, textures and fragility of nature. The sun is central to Martin’s practice She frequently creates and exposes her cyanotypes outdoors, rather than in studio. This might result in prints being made at the seashore, or at a river’s edge: as in “Lightwave”, a unique print created using direct sunlight, waves and sand. In “Insect Armageddon”, the artist examines pollinators (and other beneficial insects) alongside the wild flowers they depend on, in order to illustrate the synergy and delicate balance within natural ecosystems.

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Jeannie Hutchins

Maine, United States

Jeannie Hutchins
Sisters (Blue Series)
2018
gum bichromate over cyanotype, ed. 1/5
17 x 22 inches (framed)

Jeannie Hutchins
Swamp (Blue Series)
2018
gum bichromate over cyanotype, ed. 1/5
17 x 22 inches (framed)

Jeannie Hutchins creates images that confront metaphysical concepts regarding our relationship with the cosmos. Her on-going Blue Series is a psychological visual narrative about how humans respond when faced with life’s unanswerable questions. Hutchins uses the human form in abstracted landscapes as a metaphor for the soul’s connection to geo-cosmic space. The artist often renders her photographic images as physical, hand-crafted objects. “Making these prints over and over again, trying different historical photographic processes, and trying to make better prints, required me to face the images day after day. It became a cathartic process, a way to honor my feelings and try to come to terms with the inevitable.”

Jeannie Hutchins
Brothers (Blue Series)
2018
gum bichromate over cyanotype, ed. 1/5
17 x 22 inches (framed)

Jeannie Hutchins
Phosphorescence
2018
cyanotype print modified with chemicals
unique print, ed. 1/1
17 x 21 inches (framed)

Jeannie Hutchins, Blue Series (Installtion View)
Awaken After a Long Dream
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Amanda Tinker

Pennsylvania, United States

Amanda Tinker
Untitled (Hands with Petal Arc)

2017
platinum palladium print
unique print, ed.1/1
18 x 14 inches (framed)

Amanda Tinker
Untitled (Twigs)
2019
platinum palladium print
unique print, ed.1/1
18 x 14 inches (framed)

Amanda Tinker’s intimate series titled Small Animal depicts objects collected children’s books, vintage identification guides, and items collected from her family garden. She creates her poetic tableaux by juxtaposing plants and animals as dioramas frozen in time. This body of work is inspired by the “impossible bouquet” from Dutch still life paintings, which depicts flowers that never ordinarily bloom together in lavish arrays. Tinker places these found objects behind a large glass panel to construct her illusionary scenes. For Tinker, her arrangements “look at the natural world as if it were held just for our observation, suspended far away from any recognizable landscapes.” Her images portray birds, butterflies, twigs, and petals frozen in mystical and dreamy arrangements, floating above, if only for a moment.

Amanda Tinker
Untitled (Lunaria Annua)
2019
platinum palladium print
unique print, ed.1/1
18 x 14 inches (framed)

Amanda Tinker
Untitled (Circling Birds)
2018
platinum palladium print
unique print, ed.1/1
18 x 14 inches (framed)

Amanda Tinker, Small Animal  Series (Installation View)
Awaken After a Long Dream
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Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Amanda Tinker
Untitled (Daisy Petals and Hand)
2017
platinum palladium print
unique print, ed.1/1
18 x 14 inches (framed)

Amanda Tinker
Untitled (Boxwood)
2018
platinum palladium print
unique print, ed.1/1
18 x 14 inches (framed)

Amanda Tinker
Untitled (Hands and Hawk Moths)
2017
platinum palladium print
unique print, ed.1/1
18 x 14 inches (framed)

Sandra C. Davis

Pennsylvania, United States

Sandra C. Davis
Amphitrite in Versailles
2019
cyanotype on printed cotton, ed. 2/8
16 x 16 inches (framed)

Sandra C. Davis
Cherubs in Jardin du Luxembourg
2019
cyanotype on printed cotton, ed. 2/8
16 x 16 inches (framed)

Photographer Sandra C. Davis works primarily in alternative photographic processes – such as gum bichromate, palladium, and cyanotype printing. Her series of circular cyanotype images on printed cotton explore history through photographing what remains from previous eras. Her baroque ornate imagery aims to capture remembered moments from the past in order to cherish the future. Davis sees herself as a collector of images, which she captures through the lenses of her camera. She gathers and collects moments in time, and places, as she photographs architecture and the natural world. In Davis’s words:“I seek imagery that explores memory and history along with fictional implications, while maintaining a sense of mystery.”

Sandra C. Davis (Installation View)
Awaken After a Long Dream
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Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Sandra C. Davis
Continental Lion
2019
cyanotype on printed cotton, ed. 2/8
16 x 16 inches (framed)

Sandra C. Davis
Five Vivian Girls & a Blengin
2012/2013
gum bichromate, ed 1/8
22.25 x 24 inches (framed)

Sandra C. Davis (Installation View)
Awaken After a Long Dream
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Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Senga Peckham

Victoria, Australia

Senga Peckham, Tidal Wash Series, 2018
giclee print of unfixed lumen
10 x 8 inches (framed) each
Installation View

Senga Peckham explores the ephemerality of nature in her series of unfixed lumens. Peckham finds seaweed along the south edge of the Southern Ocean to use as the source material for her vibrant and colourful images. The Australian beach is currently experiencing severe erosion. Through her photographs, Peckham aims to preserve them; while capturing the vulnerability and simultaneous strength of nature. Her image-making process highlights a fascinating parallel with her chosen subject. Lumen prints require sunlight to permanently fix the photographic chemicals to create the final image; similarly to the seaweed, which requires sunlight to grow. Peckham’s rich photographs have a dream-like quality. She captures the washed up seaweed as if they are still floating within the ocean, impacting the biology of their environment. Her chosen colours represent the environment with a sense of fantasy.

Senga Peckham
Tidal Wash #6

2018
giclee print of unfixed lumen,  ed. 1/2
10 x 8 inches (framed)

Senga Peckham
Tidal Wash #20
2019
giclee print of unfixed lumen
Artist Proof
10 x 8 inches (framed)

Senga Peckham
Tidal Wash #19
2018
giclee print of unfixed lumen, ed. 1/2
10 x 8 inches (framed)

Senga Peckham
Tidal Wash #4
2018
giclee print of unfixed lumen, ed. 1/2
10 x 8 inches (framed)

Senga Peckham
Tidal Wash #16
2018
giclee print of unfixed lumen, ed. 1/2
10 x 8 inches (framed)

Senga Peckham
Tidal Wash #15
2018
giclee print of unfixed lumen
Artist Proof
10 x 8 inches (framed)

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Kristin Diemer

Melbourne, Australia

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

Working with alternative and historic photographic processes, artist Kristin Diemer explores themes of destruction, resilience, healing and recovery. In her series ‘Transformation’, the artist creates tactile intimate compositions. She imbues them with a sense of fragility, through her adoption of the Mordanςage process – an alternative photographic process that alters silver gelatin prints to give them a degraded effect. After subjecting the original analogue prints to various chemical processes, the black areas of the photographic emulsion lift causing the resulting image appear in relief. Images include the new growth or aftermath from bushfires, wildfires, hurricanes, deluges of unseasonably heavy rain, or periods of drought. Her photographs make visible the physical transformation and rapid changes occurring in the environment.

Kristin Diemer
Transformation 1
2017
silver gelatin, mordancage
unique print, ed. 1/1
22 x 19 inches (framed)

Kristin Diemer
Transformation 2
2017
silver gelatin, mordancage
unique print, ed. 1/1
22 x 19 inches (framed)

Kristin Diemer
Transformation 3
2017
silver gelatin, mordancage
unique print, ed. 1/1
19 x 22 inches (framed)

Kristin Diemer
Transformation 4
2017
silver gelatin, mordancage
unique print, ed. 1/1
22 x 19 inches (framed)

Awaken After a Long Dream, Exhibition Images
Second Floor, Lonsdale Gallery

 

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