Photo by SVA’s Liz Deschenes Enters MoMA’s Permanent Collection

June 25, 2013

A photo by MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Department faculty member Liz Deschenes has been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Entitled Moiré #25, the chromogenic color print is representative of Deschenes’ abstract and explorative style. From MoMA’s site: “Deschenes engages creatively with the relationships between abstraction and representation and the uniquely handmade and the mechanically reproducible. Among her experimental photograms—cameraless photographs made by placing objects directly on photosensitive paper and exposing it to light—is Moiré #25. To create this work, the artist took a sheet of perforated paper, placed it against a well-lit window, and recorded two exposures on eight-by-ten-inch black-and-white negatives. She then superimposed the two negatives slightly off-kilter on an enlarger. Printed on color photographic paper, the final image features a unique moiré pattern and a startlingly vibrant optical effect.”

Moiré #25 is currently on view in the exhibition “XL: 19 New Acquisitions in Photography,” which consists of work obtained from a diverse group of cross-generational, multicultural artists including Leslie Hewitt, Stan Douglas, Robert Frank and Birgit Jürgenssen. Fore more info, click here.

Image: Liz Deschenes, Moiré #25, 2009.

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