Sheree Hovsepian, ‘Crest’, 2018, Mixed Media, Silver gelatin photographs and photograms, nylon, artist frame, Friends Seminary Benefit Auction
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Sheree Hovsepian

Crest, 2018

Silver gelatin photographs and photograms, nylon, artist frame
25 1/4 × 19 1/4 × 4 in
64.1 × 48.9 × 10.2 cm
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Sheree Hovsepian
Iranian, b. 1974
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Foregrounding the materiality of photography in a digital age, Sheree Hovsepian works with film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, various objects, and her own body to produce cerebral and sensual photographs in which she deconstructs her medium. She produces all of her photographs in the studio and darkroom using traditional printing techniques. Confounding and subtle, her work reflects her deep knowledge of the history and theory of photography. In her “Haptic Wonders” series, for example, she emphasizes the physicality of her medium—dependent upon the presence of the photographer and the subject—through a group of photograms. To make these camera-less images, Hovsepian directly exposes light-sensitive paper, partially covered with cut pieces of construction paper or marked with the traces of her fingers. As with all of her work, the resulting images suggest that even the most documentary photograph is a mediated creation.

Sheree Hovsepian, ‘Crest’, 2018, Mixed Media, Silver gelatin photographs and photograms, nylon, artist frame, Friends Seminary Benefit Auction
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About the work
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Courtesy of the Artist
Sheree Hovsepian
Iranian, b. 1974
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Foregrounding the materiality of photography in a digital age, Sheree Hovsepian works with film-based cameras, light-sensitive paper, various objects, and her own body to produce cerebral and sensual photographs in which she deconstructs her medium. She produces all of her photographs in the studio and darkroom using traditional printing techniques. Confounding and subtle, her work reflects her deep knowledge of the history and theory of photography. In her “Haptic Wonders” series, for example, she emphasizes the physicality of her medium—dependent upon the presence of the photographer and the subject—through a group of photograms. To make these camera-less images, Hovsepian directly exposes light-sensitive paper, partially covered with cut pieces of construction paper or marked with the traces of her fingers. As with all of her work, the resulting images suggest that even the most documentary photograph is a mediated creation.

Sheree Hovsepian

Crest, 2018

Silver gelatin photographs and photograms, nylon, artist frame
25 1/4 × 19 1/4 × 4 in
64.1 × 48.9 × 10.2 cm
.
Bidding closed
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