UNPACKED BOX[Forthcoming December 2018]
A book about new old imagesFeaturing new work by: Rebecca Holrbook-Erhart, James Luckett, and Ray Klimek
“Unpacked Box” Highlights Artists’ Forgotten Photos — BACKDROP MAGAZINE
Tangling With Forgotten Photographs — MEDIUM
"In the process of doing their work, photographers inevitably generate archives. Their projects, however well edited, are haunted by shadow projects in the form of images that fail to make the final cut. These two photographers think their way with and through the things of a world that is aloof yet simultaneously available to our perceptions, our curiosity and our projections."
"There are elements of the fairy tale here, perhaps an echo of CS Lewis in the sequence title. Even the deep focus, the contrasts, the overall crispness of the images which might ordinarily signal a variety of realism here take on a quality of the hyperreal, well beyond what our eye sees, virtually 'crystalline' in the words of the artist."
"...Rebecca Holbrook-Erhart’s Untitled Series of Photographs has some affinities to Samuel Beckett. Her photos are in-between images, practically declaring themselves as throwaways taken at odd moments in the midst of a crisis. Nothing happens here, at least nothing outward or measurable. Yet by exploiting the limits of photography and its inability to directly access her emotions, the work paradoxically gives us a glimpse of the photographer’s psychological weather."
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