Exhibition: October 12, 2018–January 25, 2019
Reception: Friday, October 12 | 6:00–8:00 pm
Lisa Elmaleh’s work is an exploration of rural America. Using a portable darkroom in the back of her truck, Elmaleh takes photographs using the nineteenth-century wet-plate collodion process. Her most recent work, American Folk, is a series of tintypes of musicians who play traditional old-time music in and around Appalachia. Elmaleh spends a whole day or more at the home of each musician, documenting his or her likeness, and the surrounding landscape, as the two are closely linked. The tradition of American folk music echoes in the historic nature of the tintype process being used.