Lisa McCarty
Developer Drawings at The Framers Corner

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 6, 2015    2-5pm

Exhibition dates: August 10, 2015 - September 30, 2015

Gallery hours: M-F 10-6, S 10-2
The Framer's Corner, 210 West Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510  919.929.3166

Artist Statement:
The series Developer Drawings is an experiment to make photographs using only light and the varying developers contained in Polaroid and Impossible Project instant film. Rather than expose the instant film with a camera, I test the parameters of the materials themselves by using the developer encased in the frame of every print to compose an image. As I manipulate the developer under the plastic skin of the print surface, the existing light triggers reactions which change the color and the texture of the developer and film emulsion below it. Every drawing records a new expression of the photographic material and the agency of light, demonstrating that there is already a latent image inside of each instant film print, waiting to be released.

Artist Bio:
Lisa McCarty is a photographer, curator, and educator based in Durham North Carolina. Most recently her photographs have been exhibited at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Chicago Photography Center, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the American University Museum. Additionally her moving images have been screened at the New York Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Cairo Video Festival in Egypt, and Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival in Scotland.

Lisa received a MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University and is currently Curator of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library as well as an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies.

Lisa McCarty: Developer Drawing 1014438009

Developer Drawing 1014438009 | Impossible Instant Film | 3.5" x 4.25" | 2015

Lisa McCarty: Developer Drawing 050841153-02 1121 4410

Developer Drawing 050841153-02 1121 4410 | Polaroid Instant Film | 3.5" x 4.25" | 2015

Lisa McCarty: Developer Drawing 060847164-8

Developer Drawing 060847164-8 | Polaroid Instant Film | 3.5" x 4.25" | 2014