Details

Title

Vertical Motion Up, Medium

Artist/Maker

Blythe Bohnen (American, born 1940)

Date

1983

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

14 13/16 x 18 7/8 inches 37.6 x 47.9 cm.

Credit

Gift of Herbert and Walter Molner

Accession #

1991.314

On View

Currently not on view

Across drawing, painting, and photography, conceptual artist Blythe Bohnen explores the relationship between gesture, bodily movement, and mark making. In this series of self-portraits, Bohnen performed small head movements in front of the camera and used an extended exposure time to create blurred, overlapping images that transform her face into haunting, evanescent layers. In the process, she destabilizes the conventional relationship between portraiture, photography, and identity.

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