Opening Reception: June 28th, 7 – 9pm
“Reconfiguring mid-century paper dials that calculate “proper” exposure, lighting, and depth of field, Mattern transforms the very tools of conventional photo-making into wholly unconventional images. In his assembled typography of “Exposure Computers” (as they were dubbed by the manufacturers), he ceremoniously removes the tips and tricks on offer via Photoshop, eliminating all text and imagery that once gave users their bearings. What remains are the graphic elements of the dials’ design, bold diagonals and the hallmark circle at center where once an instructional wheel guided meticulous photo-takers to just the right settings.”
Elizabeth Houston Gallery
190 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Also published on Medium.