A project space for analog photography, silver nitrate and analog processes, time-based media, light sensitivity, and black and white, halftones, second place, near misses, failed attempts...
James Reeder, Director
796 Broadway, FL 3
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Silver Projects is pleased to present Manual, an exhibition of recent gelatin silver prints by Jenna Westra.
To see a body untouched brings honor to It.
To not touch a body is to repress It.
From that vein, the ending, we move into its opposite: the artery, life.
To touch and to fill.
Sekula, writing in 1986, talks about the photographic body as being both honored and repressed.
Objects, to play with one another's verisimilitude, both honor the other and repress the other. The original image is captured, its likeness gained, but never will it be the same.
The photographs of Jenna Westra, developed by hand, intimidate and intimate their origins, becoming the Other's self.
–Alan Longino, September 2014