Glen Baldridge at von Nichtssagend Is The Daily Pic By Blake Gopnik
The Daily Pic: Glen Baldridge made a hunter's blind that captured modest visions.
Glen Baldridge’s “This Way” is on view in his solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery on New York’s Lower East Side. He shot the source image using a camera set up in the forest, with a motion detector designed to trigger the shutter when anything passed by. Instead of bagging big game, however, Baldridge’s camera went off at the merest fall of a leaf or shift of a branch, capturing the quotidian emptiness of the natural world. Baldridge then printed his banal shots onto large sheets of handmade paper, using a complicated process of resists and powdered graphite. It’s as though his lush artistic media are being asked to restore the romantic essence that is never really there in nature – or only gets there with some human help.
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