John Chiara, ‘5th Avenue at 88th street, Variation 2’, 2017, Yossi Milo Gallery

Approximately 50” x 30” (127 x 76 cm)
Framed: Approximately 53" x 34 1/4" (134.5 x 87.5 cm)

Signature: Signed and Dated Verso in Pencil

Image rights: ©John Chiara, Courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

About John Chiara

John Chiara is an experimental photographer who makes unique works by directly manipulating photosensitive paper. Chiara always believed that too much was lost in the final photograph because of the enlargement processes in the darkroom. In 1995, he was working primarily with making contact prints with large-format negatives, but in subsequent years he developed equipment and processes that allowed him to make large-scale, color, positive photographic images without the use of film. The largest of his devices is a field camera that is large enough for Chiara to enter; he attaches the paper to this camera’s back wall and uses his hands and body to burn and dodge the image instinctively. Chiara’s developing process often leaves anomalies in the resulting images, which he embraces.

American, b. 1971, San Francisco, California, based in San Francisco, California

Solo Shows

2016
NextLevel Galerie, 
Paris,
Choices Paris - Collectors Weekend NextLevel Galerie | John Chiara
2016
New York,
West Side at Tioronda
2016
2011
Los Angeles,
John Chiara: Fort at Lime Point

Group Shows

2015
NextLevel Galerie, 
Paris,
2014
Sonce Alexander Gallery, 
Los Angeles,
2013
Los Angeles,
California Dreaming
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