Paper Light Works by Claudia Smigrod

Curated by Wendy Grossman
January 29–May 22, 2022
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art

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A catalog featuring essays by Wendy Grossman, Kaitlin Booher, and Jake Dingman will be published in conjunction with this exhibition.

Untitled from the series The Color of Air, 2021.

Untitled from the series The Color of Air, 2021. Unique candescent print on silver gelatin paper, 24 x 20 in. Collection of the artist.

Untitled from the series Under Study, 2012.

Untitled from the series Under Study, 2012. Unique candescent print on silver gelatin paper, 24 x 20 in. Collection of the artist.

Negative of a person with text over their face

Untitled from the series Conversations, 2019. Unique candescent print on silver gelatin paper, 20 x 16 in. Collection of the artist.

With her inventive darkroom experiments, Claudia Smigrod takes the cameraless photogram into new realms that defy easy categorization. Organic forms from nature and inorganic manmade objects are magically transformed into abstract, incandescent, and deceptively complex images that are visually mesmerizing and conceptually compelling. This exhibition brings together several serial projects in which the artist has been immersed over the past decade: Paper Light Conversation Series, Anatomy Series, Chaos Series, and False Truths/Proof Print Series.