ATLAS ARTS

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Atlas Arts rises out of the creative collaboration of Atlas Travel Wear and Richard Hiner Architects. Please visit us anytime for art, travel, clothing, and architecture or stop by for our artist reception on the second Saturday of each month as a part of Ballard ArtWalk.

MAY 2019 - STEVE GARMANIAN

ARTIST’S RECEPTION SATURDAY MAY 11

6-9PM WITH REFRESHMENTS

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Post-Industrial Ghosts - Steven Garmanian


Photo positive transparencies exposed on cyanotype treated cotton fabric


At locations ranging from the Georgetown Steam Plant to The Dry Tortugas I have photographed the detritus of once viable industrial and architectural sites, now relics of the past. The cyanotype process, invented in 1842 and used by Edward S. Curtis and Mathew Brady provides a record of the decline of the First Nations, Civil War dead, and architectural constructs now demolished or ruined with age. The process of exposure to time and natural elements that brought about the historic degradation of these places reincarnates them in brilliant Prussian blue through UV light exposure. This shadowy world, once grand, now spectral, is restored to our memories like ghosts that call in the recesses of our imaginations telling us they wish to abide and not be forgotten.



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