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Leigh Anne Langwell

Posted by staff on July 25, 2013

Photograms: Life Illuminated,  Featuring “Dark Field”

Exhibition Dates: August 2 – September 28, 2013

Artist and Public Reception, August 2 from 6-9 pm


“I have always envisioned the core of the body as somehow illuminate—a self contained lighting storm.” Leigh Anne Langwell


Leigh Anne Langwell’s search for meaning via the human body affords the audience a sensual experience of photography. Upon experiencing the artist’s immense mural, Dark Field (1999), it is clear that Langwell’s photograms break and exceed traditional photographic strictures. Dark Field conjures feelings of connection with the universe simultaneous with the inner workings of the body. Through the presence of fluidity, ambiguous content and contrasts of dark and light, Langwell’s work elicits responses of disruption, pleasure, and wonder. The immense five-panel piece is a vision of energy, life and death simultaneously.

Langwell’s solo exhibition at The Center features “Dark Field” and includes several photograms from her Black Frame series.


Dark Field, Leigh Anne Langwell (1999)


Untitled No. 13, Leigh Anne Langwell

To see more of Leigh Anne Langwell’s work, please go to her website

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Posted by The Center on October 29, 2010

(Photo credit: Amy Giese, “070909.2143.10011” from the series “Concealed at first, at last I appear”)

Amy Giese’s photograms echo late autumn light filtered through a window blind, the heavy intermix of bright and shadow a reminder that summer has left the building. Giese examines cast shadows, questioning both the reality of the eye and the captured image – leaving plenty of room for interpretation.

She writes:

For the past two years, I have been exploring ideas of representation, truth and abstraction in relation to photography by creating photograms of shadows cast at night.  I am trying with some futility to redefine the medium for myself – to breathe new meaning into a process that many now believe is dying, or at least changing beyond recognition. By working with photograms, there is an implied proof or truth to the image.  Yet because I have removed all reference to reality, the final image is more an abstract composition rather than a traditional photographic depiction of a place or thing. We desire these recordings to be moments of truth, yet we simultaneously understand that the reproduction is never actually the same as the original.

See more of Amy’s work at

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