Karen Amy Finkel Fishof
Solo Exhibition “Radiate” - Recent Photograms
September 14 - October 26 2019
M-F 10am-5pm and Saturdays 11am-4pm
3015 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405
An exhibition of large-scale photograms by Los Angeles artist Karen Amy Finkel Fishof at dnj Gallery, Radiate, will engage and challenge you from the get-go. The first impression is that these are large black and white photographs. But actually, no photo camera, no negatives were used to produce this body of work. One wonders, who are these mysterious creatures coming out of the darkness? I learned from the artist that some of these works are self-portraits or portraits of her children and grandchildren. Each photogram is the result of bodies and objects placed on top of a large photo paper. The resulting image comes across as a large-scale drawing of white chalk on a black background. Finkel Fishof says, “I consider it drawing with light” (dnj).
- Edward Goldman - ART CRITIC
NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO & HUFFINGTON POST
Recent photograms. Karen stages scenes on photo paper in the darkroom, exposes them to light, and then develops them traditionally with black and white chemistry. No camera is used and no negative is produced, so each piece is a one-of-a-kind. This exhibition includes a floor photogram that attendees can actually walk on. Karen’s work explores contemporary issues of, religion, politics, gender and parenting.