Join Blue Sky Gallery for an artist talk with J. Fredric May. May will discuss his exhibition Apparition: Postcards from Eye See You on view April 5 - 29.
May’s photographs are a hybrid of analog and digital processes that are the result of extensive experimentation. He begins with vintage portraits that he scans and puts through data corruption software. He then creates layered composites and prints these as cyanotypes, which he bleaches and tones with a mixture of photo chemicals and tea. He then digitizes the altered cyanotypes and creates an archival pigment print of each enigmatic portrait.
Blue Sky Gallery
Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
122 NW 8th
Portland, OR 97209