Views Removed Limited Edition (accordion) • Dana Fritz
Illustration of 10"x4" silver gelatin print that accompanies the purchase of both editions.
ABOUT THE ACCORDION LIMITED
Photographer: Dana Fritz
Edition of 4 plus 1 AP
10" x 4" x 1/4" closed
Digital prints on paper, vellum cover, stamped outer cover
Signed, limited edition, hand bound accordion book with embossed outer cover, vellum inner cover, 14 images, title page, colophon and short text describing the work.
The photographs in Views Removed render trees, stones and other natural materials in ways that their scale and perspective become ambiguous, combining more than one negative to create a "landscape view" that exists only in the final print. The composition and contrast in the resulting gelatin silver prints emulate the white paper background and equivocal space in ink painting traditions that are free from the technical constraints of photography. The photographs are inspired by questions about Eastern and Western pictorial space, landscape as construct, and the inherent tension between the real and ideal.
This self-published artist's book bound by Datz Press brings the vertical images from Views Removed into an accordion format reminiscent of Japanese folding screens.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
About the artist: Dana Fritz uses photography to investigate the ways we shape and represent the natural world in cultivated and constructed landscapes. Fritz’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. including at the Phoenix Art Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Sheldon Museum of Art. International venues include Museum Belvédère in The Netherlands, Château de Villandry in France, Xi’an Jiaotong University Art Museum in China, and Nihonbashi Institute of Contemporary Arts in Japan. Her work is held in several collections including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Bryn Mawr College Special Collections, Pennsylvania; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona;; the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art; and Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris. Fritz has been awarded artist residencies at locations known for their significant cultural histories and gardens or unique landscapes including Biosphere 2 in Oracle, Arizona. University of New Mexico Press published her monograph, Terraria Gigantica: The World under Glass, in 2017.