Visitors to the gallery may recall having seen Silverman's Lightheaded series, when we exhibited a selection of the photographs in our 'Polychromatic' exhibition in 2013. We've continued to work with the artist, quietly behind the scenes, and now it's time to bring her outstanding artworks out from the shadows, starting with Lightheaded, 1999–2003.
The photographs in Lightheaded record a bulb’s interaction with other actual or reflected lights, thus making it possible to explore the boundary between the various light sources. Through the action of light, this boundary becomes more fluid. The images generate a dialogue between such qualities as opacity and transparency, individuality and commonality among others. In some respects, they could be considered as portraits of the bulbs.
The photographs are expertly printed by the artist, using traditional darkroom printing methods. The results are exquisite, producing the inkiest of blacks and a full tonal range which can only be full appreciated be viewing the photographs in person.
"The act of photographing is discovering a series of relationships between you and the world. I love exploring the photographic frame as a process of inclusion and exclusion. It is also fascinating to see how editing a collection of photographs for an exhibition or book brings another kind of depth to a single image."—Lynn Silverman
View the complete Lightheaded series
Lynn Silverman (b. 1952) received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MA in Fine Art from Goldsmith's College, London. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Australia and the UK. In 2010, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Czech Republic. Her work has been published in four publications: Furniture Fictions (Cornerhouse, 1989), 1:1 (Angel Row Gallery, 1993), Corporation House (Middlesborough Art Gallery, 1986) and Interior Light(Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1997). Lynn Silverman lives and works in Baltimore.
Klompching Gallery was established in Dumbo, Brooklyn in September 2007. Owned and operated by Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching, the gallery quickly established itself as a gallery with an extraordinary roster of artists from which to purchase some of the best examples of contemporary photography. Klompching Gallery is a member of AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers).