Michael Congdon

Expressions of Time

Expressions of Time, is a series of chemigrams created within frozen moments of my emotions and thoughts. Playing chemist in the darkroom I mix various chemicals together to act as resist agents; as I drip developer and paint fixer onto each print. The motivation for each silver gelatin print was rooted in expressing how the news, and other forms of media can influence and impact my life. In essence creating an indexical metaphor to the daily news headlines. 

As Expressions Of Time matured my own thoughts and feelings became the motivation for expression. The print was handled and treated as I felt. If I was overwhelmed with joy and love the print was handled as such. Conversely if the emotion was rage or anger the print was handled in that manner. The print may have been handled with care or disregarded during creation.

Expressions of Time Install View

Michael Congdon, 2020

Found 03/17/20

Michael Congdon, Silver Gelatin Print, 2020

Horizon1 03/01/20

Michael Congdon, Silver Gelatin Print, 2020

Peaceful Rage 02/26/20

Michael Congdon, Silver Gelatin Print, 2020

Fade In Fade Out 02/03/20

Michael Congdon, Silver Gelatin Print, 2020

Fragments of Reality 1/29/20

Michael Congdon, Silver Gelatin Print, 2020

Landscape1 03/03/20

Michael Congdon, Silver Gelatin Print, 2020

Washed 03/10/20

Michael Congdon, Silver Gelatin Print, 2020

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