Brittany Nelson: Science


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These ambiguous shapes and fragmented textures are from Brittany Nelson and her use of the technique "Mordançage". It bleaches and lifts the emulsion from silver gelatin prints allowing it to be manipulated through the artist's hand. Based on bleaching and etching techniques first documented in 1897 by Paul Liesegang as a reversal process for film negatives, modern Mordançage was created by Jean-Pierre Sudre during the 1960s. There is a definite 60s feel to these graphic shapes and the psychedelic way they melt with merging colours belonging in another world of semi-consciousness.

 

Brittany's work is currently exhibiting at David Klein Gallery, Detroit Michigan.

Photos are from the artist's website: www.brittanynelson.com