Andy Mattern Object Image
December 11 - February 22, 2015 // Cinematheque Lobby Gallery
Andy Mattern's exhibition Object Image is comprised of two series, one of photograms and the other of photographs. A photogram is created by placing an object directly on photographic paper and and exposing it to light - effectively creating a photographic imprint of the object. The intention behind the photographs is similar: to represent an object to scale with as much visual information as possible.
Mattern’s creative process involves the collection and archiving of mundane, useless objects. In his studio are drawers full of carefully cataloged items, collected over time. As individual objects, they lack purpose but as a collection, they become a a study of traces, actions, byproducts, and results.