Anne Arden McDonald

Anne_Arden_McDonald_sponges-print.jpgI had the pleasure of meeting the artist Anne Arden McDonald at a solo exhibition in Brooklyn recently. Anne works in a really wide range of media, including photographic prints that she makes both with and without cameras. The recent installation includes prints measuring up to 90" in some cases along with smaller prints that feature details. In intricate processes Anne makes contacts prints using various objects, bleaching and manipulating the resulting prints (in one case, painted with "medicines, spices and household cleaners").

As a person with almost no patience I am fascinated and in awe of Anne's work. Here are just a couple of examples of her photography and there are more series on her website.

Bone, 2011, 105 x 50 ins.
Bleach painting made with spon


Fragility, 2011, 126 x 50 ins.
Contact print of a pile of layers of glass and eggshells, exposed with a flashlight


Cells, 2007, 69 x 50 ins.
Contact print of circular and spherical objects

All images © Anne Arden McDonald

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