Previous Shows: 2013: Repetition, Rhythm, and Pattern.: Corey Escoto
This recent work is from a body of experimental large format analog photographic works created with a recently discontinued "Polaroid" format—alongside a group of new sculptural works. Expanding the zone of instantaneous image production, Escoto constructs enigmatic spaces that compress and invert idea, image and object. The 4x5 instant film prints are unique, multi-exposure proofs created through a process of hand-cutting and registering a series of light blocking stencils that selectively and sequentially expose the film. As an extension of this process, the sculptures are reverse engineered objects born out of the "polaroids"—reifying the cycles, grey areas and nuances of invention and production. In Wheel of Fortune, Escoto was interested in clues referencing a "winning" combination of characteristics that would most likely ensure an individual's success.