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Re: SPE and alt update

I'm not really sure how she is exhibiting the ultra large versions. I curated a show for the Houston Center for Photography about two years ago, and we used 4 of her prints in the show. But they were just 'small' 16x20's at the time, and we just used a backer board, plexi and L-hooks to show them. Since they were being shipped internationally, the cost for shipping fully framed work was outrageous. So we improvised.

We also exhibited some fairly large 22x30 platinum prints from Stan Klimek in the same show, and I rigged up this armature affair made from angle-iron and strapping and suspended the prints in the armature using very strong thread. I thought it looked pretty cool and we got a lot of favorable feedback. I'll send you a jpeg of this offlist so you can see it. This solution ended up being very economical and had that ad-hoc feel that really worked with the imagery.


On Apr 2, 2008, at 10:57 PM, Keith Gerling wrote:

So how are these works presented?  I've had some success in printing
very large works, but I'm still at a loss as to to how to hang them.
Does she matte and frame them?  I've tried all kinds of approaches and
I've found that large work on paper is very difficult to present in
any kind of cost effective fashion.

On 4/2/08, Clay Harmon <wcharmon@wt.net> wrote:
I dunno. I have seen some papers available in that size, but maybe she is
just buying rolls and cutting it herself. It is daunting to think about
trying to register a negative on a print that large. And I can tell you that
her layers are definitely registered. Just flat out gorgeous work.


On Apr 2, 2008, at 7:56 PM, Don Bryant wrote:


Another tidbit I picked up from talking shop with her was that she is
making her negatives for her 'small' prints (22x30!!!) using conventional
film enlarged negatives. Only for her elephant sized prints (I think she
said these were 44x30) does she use digital negatives.

Wow! Where does one find paper large enough to print gum @ 44x30 inches?

Don Bryant