LAURA PARKER — FROM THE RANGE, POT BOTTOMS AND NAKED EYE OBJECTS
In a reorientation to the everyday, Pot bottoms and Naked Eye Objects, 2004-08, present the bottoms of pots and pans, revealing the changes that occur imperceptibly, and over time, on the undersides of these cooking utensils. Thrown into detailed focus is the daily contact between metals, fire and a variety of foods and products. The final photographs are ‘abstractions’ and yet, still pots, shifted to another scale. That these can be compared to planets, and otherwise range from the 'optical' to seemingly 'archaeological' activates the surprise of seeing simultaneously ‘straight’ and metaphorically, seeing ‘the thing itself’ and ‘thing as other.’
PRINT INFORMATION: C-Type Prints | Year: 2005–2007 | Variable sizes: 10"x10" – 20"x20" | Edition: 7.
Laura Parker: www.lauraparker.com