ALISON ROSSITER: PAPER WAIT
April 9th, 2015

Alison Rossiter’s project is conceptual abstraction par excellence since it relies as much on what we know, or what we are told about an object, as what we see. The first part of her process involves acquiring unexposed, expired photographic paper, generally from eBay. Then she pours liquid developer on the paper and exposes it to light. The results are abstract compositions that blur the boundaries between photography and painting. They look like photograms but also like graphite drawings or gray-scale versions of paintings by artists known for staining their canvases, like Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis. The current show also includes more ambitious constructions made from multiple sheets of paper that recall Ellsworth Kelly or Suzan Frecon compositions…

MARTHA SCHWENDENER in NYT Arts Beat

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