Nothing is quite as it seems when evaluating the works of Canadian photographer Jessica Eaton. Her pieces are mesmerizing, painstakingly handmade and in a sense, illusory. On first glance, one might assume the use of digital editing or software enhancement but that is far from the case. These incredible works are shot using an analog camera and then light, material, and more are all manipulated to create such hypnotic, tonal images. For nearly 10 years, Ms. Eaton has dazzled the eye with her unique sense of color, variation and technique. Her latest solo exhibition simply titled, Jessica Eaton, opens September 24th at the always impressive M+B Gallery, Los Angeles.
Ms. Eaton's latest show is an excellent example of the artist's vision and technical mastery. Three new bodies of work push the boundaries of the photographic medium and challenge the viewer to see beyond the typical use of film. These magnetic works also involve chemical processing that create illuminated colors and geometric forms that are unlike anything we have seen before.
Also included are Transition(s), which build upon the artist's acclaimed, Cubes for Albers and LeWitt (cfaal) series. These are striking pieces which pull you inside a multi-dimensional world surrounded by geometric patterns and rich, vibrant colors. Also on view will be a selection of Pictures for Women, celebrated examples of artwork by female artists as interpreted through Eaton’s experimental camera techniques.
Jessica Eaton opens September 24th with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. at M+B. The exhibition runs through November 12, 2016 and we urge our readers to experience these works in person. For more information, please visit M+B Gallery, Los Angeles.