(American, b. 1948)
Gelatin silver print, toned
Image: 50.8 x 50.8 cm (20 x 20 in.)
Gift of Amanda Means and Jayne H. Baum Gallery 2022.126
This photograph is one-of-a-kind and three-dimensional.
Amanda Means’s Folded and Crushed pieces are made in the darkroom without a camera. Means scores gelatin silver photographic paper on alternate sides, folds it in a fan shape and exposes it to an enlarging light through a number of contrast filters. “A myriad of different effects occur,” says the artist, “depending on exactly how the paper is scored and folded, how it is exposed, how it is placed in the developer and how it is pulled out.”
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