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Vertical Motion Up, Medium

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Vertical Motion Up, Medium

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Blythe Bohnen
American, born 1940

Date

1983

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Accession #

1991.314

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

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.

Credit

Gift of Herbert and Walter Molner