By Patricia Frischer
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print.It is a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. Lia Halloran who is the current artist in residence takes a transparent substrate, paints on it and places it between two pieces of glass. That glass is then placed over photosensitive paper and exposed to day light. I am showing some details of the large artworks first so you can get an idea of the blueprint-like quality of these images that seem to revolve around stars and planets.
This is one of those shows that is helped by some understanding of the process and Lux has the space available to let Halloran spread out over the whole gallery so you can see the various stages of development of her art. When I was there even the supply closet was open with its little sink which I had never seen before. Lux excels at giving us the total creative process.
Lia Halloran's works are at the Lux Institute until Nov 3.
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