Grey Crawford’s Umbra series are black and white silver gelatin prints—photographed throughout the early 1970’s in Southern California and just recently rediscovered after being archived for the past 40 years. Drawing upon his classical training from his studies at the Rochester Institution of Technology, Crawford stands out as a unique figure from that time period. His darkroom experiments with paper masks, cut specific to each image and shape, differ him from the day’s topographers such as Lewis Baltz. These masks are used to allow separate exposures in any area he selects, going from white, through grey tones to solid black. Grey Crawford incorporates these basic geometric shapes and lines into his photographs, creating his own landscapes, almost like a stage for an undefined play.
This project will be a cooperation with ŻAK | BRANICKA who will be showing works by Marlena Kudlicka.