Staff Pick: “Photography’s Back to the Future”

By Columbus Alive
From the May 23, 2013 edition

Sorry, no DeLorean here, but the 10 Ohio artists with work in this Ohio Arts Council exhibit do plenty of technique time travelling.

The OAC recruited Columbus Museum of Art’s curator of photography Catherine Evans to compile “Photography’s Back to the Future.” All the work on view was created with labor-intensive processes (think cyanotype, photogram and gum bichromate), many of which pre-date digital image making and all its expediency.

Things get futuristic conceptually. Lori Kella’s photographs are images of miniature fabricated landscapes she created; they are embedded with cultural criticism, overwhelmingly beautiful and unsettling when they look untouched by man.

I think the Doc would approve.

“Lincoln and the Moon 9,” by Christine Zuercher

“Virginia Creeper,” by Lori Kella

“High Street,” by Amanda H. Cook