January 7 – February 14, 2021
Dana Fritz: Views Removed Limited Edition Artist Books
Signed, limited edition, hand bound accordion book with embossed outer cover, vellum inner cover, 14 images, title page, colophon and short text describing the work. This self-published artist’s book by Dana Fritz, bound by Datz Press, brings the vertical images from Views Removed into an accordion format reminiscent of Japanese folding screens.
The photographs in Views Removed render trees, stones and other natural materials in ways that their scale and perspective become ambiguous, combining more than one negative to create a “landscape view” that exists only in the final print. The composition and contrast in the resulting gelatin silver prints emulate the white paper background and equivocal space in ink painting traditions that are free from the technical constraints of photography. The photographs are inspired by questions about Eastern and Western pictorial space, landscape as construct, and the inherent tension between the real and ideal. (This edition is sold out.)
Signed, limited edition handscroll with ten 4″x10″ images, title, and short text describing the work printed on Murakumo Kozo paper.
This self-published artist’s book bound by the artist brings the horizontal images from Views Removed into an handscroll format that encourages the viewer to choose the landscape view at arm’s length, even combining multiple images into new landscapes.