Lacunae: Selected Photographs by Abbot Moffat

12 October

Lacunae: Selected Photographs by  Abbot Moffat

November 5-January 3

First Thursday Artist Receptions

Opening: November 5, 6-9pm

Mid: December 3, 6-9pm

 

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Walking Man, Digital Process Daguerreotype, Archival Inkjet Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lacunae: Selected Photographs by Abbot Moffat

The upcoming exhibit in the Gallery @ Panorama Framing displays a series of black and white photographs by Oakland local Abbot Moffat.  Moffat’s aesthetic for this series is inspired by the early photographic process, the daguerreotype, which required using a metal plate and lengthy exposure times. With Lacunae (from lacuna, Latin for a void or missing part), Moffat focuses on sculptural antiquities – restricting his gaze to fragments isolated from the whole of his subject – and puts the resulting image through a multi-step process to create a “digital daguerreotype.” The result of this process creates a dreamlike quality of a portrait with tarnished edges.  Moffat elaborates, “I hope to restrict the viewers gaze in a similar manner, while at the same time granting both the subject and the images a simultaneous quality of antiquity and transience, to become a piece of silver tarnished and worn by the ages.”  Lacunae: Selected Photographs by Abbot Moffat runs from November 5, 2015-January 3, 2016.  The opening reception is Thursday, November 5, from 6-9.

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