Acclaimed conceptual artist Ann Hamilton presents a new installation of work from an ongoing project titled O N E E V E R Y O N E. Separating her subjects from the camera with a specialized thermoplastic film, she creates anonymous portraits that are in focus only where a hand or arm of cheek actually touches the membrane's surface, while the rest of the figure falls into an atmospheric shallow focus. Printed on oversized Gampi tissue, these figures while presenting themselves to be photographed seem to occupy a more private and interior space. A free publication produced by the artist accompanies the installation.*
Ethereal, mysterious, other worldy, exquisite...the adjectives that apply are endless. All the while I viewed O N E E V E R Y O N E, visions of Hamilton's An Errant Line exhibition last year at the Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS kept running through my mind. I loved seeing the progression of process used - from scanning figures to photographing people. Imagine it...
Time to get ready for the day. I get to meet Velma in a few hours!
*from Transformer Station's web site