Re: Displaying alt prints
I forgot to mention that in my most recent show of Masa prints, the
matted prints were mounted on metal panels WITHOUT protecting them in
plastic bags. This showed off the seductive surface beautifully, so
the bags might be used just for storage and not for display.
On 4-Mar-09, at 10:32 AM, Paul Viapiano wrote:
Rajul...do you have any photos of this method?
Do you mean the prints were in the bags and then hung on the panels?
I like the idea of a quick change-out method but not the display of
a print in a bag...hmm
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rajul" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 9:49 AM
Subject: Displaying alt prints
FWIW, I would like to share my experience on this subject which
has cut enormous outlays of time and expense in accomplishing
repeated hangings at the gallery which has carried my work until
the economics of floor space and costs caused them to relocate
(still in progress).
All my prints (~8 x 10", on various paper media) were matted
(outer dimensions 16 x 20") and enclosed in Clearview plastic
bags. These were held on metal panels (20 x 24") that were bent
at the top to provide a lip for hanging, using 2 strong magnets.
The panels were powder-coated with a cool grey-brown color that
showed off platinum, Kalli or cyano-gum and other combos to great
advantage (based on viewer feed-back).
At the end of a showing, all I had to do was to swap the old for
new prints and voila, that was it.
Hope others will share their experiences to enable alt printers
to devote more time to the thrill of generating prints that delight.