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Bert Green Fine Art

Julie Weber

Julie Weber works in photographic media, but practices her art as durational performance. Using light sensitive materials, she experiments with the nature of image exposure in real time, with an audience present. The resulting works are unfixed photographic images, which will develop indefinitely beyond the parameters of the initial presentation.

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Dark Adaptation (on exhibit January/February 2017)was an installation of unfixed photograms that are viewed in a darkened room lit by a red light. For short intervals of time, a tungsten light bulb will turn on, exposing the prints to light and thus altering the initial image. The images below are representative of the initial state; with each interval of tungsten light, the prints will gradually fade and darken. Scored markings that outline the initial composition will remain as the images darken..

Images were taken over the course of the exhibition to show the color shift the prints have undergone. Below is the final state of the images after 5 weeks of exposures..

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AscendingGradient

Ascending Gradient (Forte Fortezo G4 Fiber)
Photogram on Unfixed Gelatin Silver Paper, Scored
Unique Print
14 x 11" (print), 18 x 15" (frame)
2017
$1,000


DescendingGradient

Descending Gradient (Ilford Multigrade Fiber)
Photogram on Unfixed Gelatin Silver Paper, Scored
Unique Print
14 x 11" (print), 18 x 15" (frame)
2017
$1,000


PerceivedTransparencyII

Perceived Transparency (Kodak Kodabrome II RC)
Photogram on Unfixed Gelatin Silver Paper, Scored
Unique Print
20 x 16" (print), 24 x 20" (frame)
2017
$1,500


PerceivedTransparencyIII

Perceived Transparency (Kodak Polycontrast III RC)
Photogram on Unfixed Gelatin Silver Paper, Scored
Unique Print
20 x 16" (print), 24 x 20" (frame)
2017
$1,500


DarkAdaptation

Dark Adaptation
Pigment Print
Edition of 5, 1 AP
5 x 7”
2016
Unframed
$200

This image is a framed print, a fixed image, and is presented at the entrance to the project room; it is not one of the images subject to change over time.