SHEILA METZNER "SPACE 2" PHOTOGRAPH, 1988
Sheila Metzner (b. 1939) is an American photographer renowned for her use of the Fresson technique.
This labor-intensive and fragile process gives her photographs a unique and distinct aesthetic. At first these photographs resemble charcoal or graphite drawings because of their surface texture.
The Fresson technique was invented by the Fresson family in France in 1895. It is a rare, turn-of-the-century carbon process that lends a soft, grainy glaze to photographs. The surfaces and hues created through the Fresson process create a surface with hues and shading evocative of a sketch.
This is one of two works we are offering by this notable female American photographer.
Additional images available on request.
24.5"H 16.5"W (photograph)
35"H 28"W (framed)
Provenance: Jane Corkin Gallery