Elin o’Hara Slavick “Ladders, Artifacts and Trees: Selected Works from Hiroshima”

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Photographer and artist, Elin o’Hara Slavick, has been working and researching in Hiroshima since 2008 on a series of cyanotypes, frottages which are used as paper negatives in the darkroom, and photographs of A-Bombed artifacts from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and A-Bombed surfaces. This exhibition brings together work made since 2008, including a 2015 cyanotype of organic matter from Fukushima. Slavick attempts to defy the invisibility of radiation, the loss of lives and a lack of accurate information about nuclear weapons and energy. She further confronts ideas of absence, forgotten history and memory through the poetic and indexical properties of the photographic. White ghosts of artifacts are set in a sea of indigo (cyan) blue in her cyanotypes which reference actual shadows left in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the time of the A-Bomb. slavick’s contact prints of the frottages resemble x-rays. Exposure is at the heart of her project.

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from November 27, 2015 to November 29, 2015

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