The Arts Fuse selects Alchemists: Amy Friend and Diana H. Bloomfield for what to see this week in Boston.
"These two artists transform their subjects through mysterious photographic techniques. The goal is to “create works of art that imbue the world with a little bit of magic.” Toronto based photographer Amy Friend presents her series Dare alla Luce, in which, with a series of pinpricks, she punctures vintage photographs. She then re-shoots them, filtering light through the holes to create layers of scintillating constellations, creating what are now ethereal portraits. Working out of North Carolina, Diana H. Bloomfield “employs pinpricks as a method of capture.” She prints in a 19th century process that combines chemistry and watercolor; the result are otherworldly, soft and dreamy photographs of the female figure."
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