Phil Chang: Matte Black Marks, Matte Black Pictures | ITSLIQUID

Phil Chang: Matte Black Marks, Matte Black Pictures

Art | July 27, 2017 |

Phil Chang: Matte Black Marks, Matte Black PicturesImage courtesy of M+B Art Gallery

Phil Chang: Matte Black Marks, Matte Black Pictures
M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
From 29 June to 31 August 2017

 

M+B is  pleased to announce Matte Black Marks, Matte Black Pictures, Phil Chang’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. The Exhibition runs from June 29 through August 31, 2017, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 29 from 6 to 8 pm.

 

Phil Chang: Matte Black Marks, Matte Black PicturesImage courtesy of M+B Art Gallery

 

Matte Black Marks, Matte Black Pictures extends Chang’s investigation into what constitutes a picture in an inkjet era. From his Cache, Active series of unfixed and unstable gelatin silver prints, to his monochromes printed from digital files, to his works on paper using inkjet printer ink—each body of work endeavors to reveal the medium’s necessary support structures. By focusing on the forms of production and materiality, Chang is able to call attention to the unique potential of the photographic image to function simultaneously as commodity, artifact for cultural significance and object for philosophical investigation.

 

Phil Chang: Matte Black Marks, Matte Black PicturesImage courtesy of M+B Art Gallery

The new works on paper in the exhibition were made by manually applying matte black inkjet printer ink directly onto the surfaces of matte inkjet paper using foam brushes. The materials used were third-party bottled ink manufactured by Vermont PhotoInkjet applied to inkjet paper manufactured by Canson, Epson and Hahnemühle. Each of the works was hinged on Cool White, acid-free Museum Board and framed under OP3 Acrylic at Art Services Melrose.

 

Phil Chang: Matte Black Marks, Matte Black PicturesImage courtesy of M+B Art Gallery

 

A variation of marks will be on view including single marks, multiple marks and Chang’s attempts at covering entire sheets of inkjet paper with matte black ink. In several of the works, Chang has manually applied matte black ink to actual inkjet prints that display variations of grey. On close inspection, it is difficult to discern any differences between the results of the printer or that of Chang’s labor due to the absorbing qualities and flat surface of inkjet paper.

 

Phil Chang: Matte Black Marks, Matte Black PicturesImage courtesy of M+B Art Gallery

 

The exhibition emphasizes the material properties and economic conditions of inkjet media, as seen in the works’ titles, the collision of third-party ink and a dominant brand’s paper product and the choice of solely using matte black ink and matte surfaces of inkjet paper. The works here reflect inkjet printing developments where the goal of achieving dense blacks resulted in the creation of two different black inks, each optimized for a certain type of paper: photo black ink for glossy papers and matte black ink for matte papers. The latter relationship informed the works for this exhibition.

 

more. mbart.com

 

 

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Why Is It Hard to…

Art | October 20, 2020

This summer MO Museum in Vilnius opens a new exhibition Why Is It Hard to Love?. It is curated by innovative Dutch multimedia artist and director Saskia Boddeke and one of the most original filmmakers of our times Peter Greenaway. Read more


Waiwai

Fashion | October 19, 2020

Growing up founder and designer Sasha Arkhipova was exposed to the artistic process from an early age. Brought up in a family of creatives she was surrounded by art, fashion, architecture and alternative music as she developed her passion for form and material exploration. During her formative years she spent most of her spare time absorbing the curiosities of her native Russia attending various galleries, exhibits and watching classic and progressive films. Read more


INTERVIEW: EMAN BARAKAT

Interviews | October 7, 2020

"I prefer to work with natural, familiar material such as stone and metal to create my own work, and I depends on create forms using details abstract and simple to focus on the beauty of shape, I chose animals shape and abstract it, cause it have more vitality and ability to make different movement, and trying to make a dialogue between shapes in some work, but now I am trying to focus on the idea of beginning and how to find away from it till you find your own way (when I look at my work and checked it I feel like it’s all talking about the beginning when everything started – all we trying to do will be better if we found our real start). Now I am working on creates new shapes inspired from all I did before and develop it, to present my first solo exhibition next year." Read more


BARBARA KASTEN. WORK

Art | October 5, 2020

Over the past five decades, the American artist Barbara Kasten (b. 1936, lives and works in Chicago) has created an impressive body of work, at the center of which are her photographs. The exhibition Barbara Kasten. Works presents a comprehensive museal overview of her work for the first time in Europe — from early sculptures and photograms via her constructivist photographs to the most recent video installations. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!