Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christel Schlager Submits Kent Rush "Inchoate and Sublime"

Kent Rush: FotoSeptiembreUSA. Said that “Kent Rush's artwork is a formalist, object-maker's rejection of these ideas, there is something immensely gratifying about the unstudied simplicity of his images, the low tech way they are made, the quiet curiosity they arouse, and the sensual physicality of the photography itself.” Through the audio tour I listened to he has been working on this series called “Inchoate and Sublime” for over 22 years. He wanted to make images with no color, because color seduces individuals and all are printed on silver print film paper. He mentions that he doesn't have much control over the images he takes, because of the low-tech camera he is using. Overall, I had a hard time looking at his images. Probably because they were so vague and blurred and you were unable to really understand what you are seeing. It was frustrating and I had a hard time relating to his pieces, and upon learning he took over 22 years to come to where he was, I have to wonder what I'm missing and why everyone is so enchanted by his work. Maybe it's my own inexperience of photography that makes me unable to understand and appreciate his works. You can send him a email at if you want to get a hold of him and talk to him personally a bit more about his works.

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