Pages from a Glass Notebook is an online exhibition and lecture/demo featuring the work of wet plate collodion artist, Nicole LeCorgne. The work is an ongoing exploration into the art of the still life that plays heavily with interactions between natural and manmade objects. The resulting images are tangential and poetic in nature, often suggesting narratives that are never fully revealed. Using the wet plate collodion process and a 1930's 8x10 camera, Nicole photographs directly onto black glass – creating what is called an ambrotype. The images are then converted to large digital negatives and printed onto tissue thin Japanese gampi paper – giving final print an ephemeral quality that enhances the poetic nature of her imagery.
Originally from New Orleans, LA, Nicole received her MFA from Savanah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and currently resides in the Metro Atlanta area. Nicole is a Fulbright Scholar, and her work has been collected by institutions such as the Smithsonian and Awagami Paper Museum in Japan.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a live virtual studio visit and lecture/demo that walks the viewers through the unique process that Nicole uses to render 8x10 black glass ambrotype images as large-scale platinum/palladium prints on Japanese gampi tissue.
Online: Livestream Oct 25 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pages from a Glass Notebook is both a live-streaming event and an online exhibition.
On Sunday, October 25 from 2:00-2:30 there will be a live studio visit - via zoom - with the artist, and from 2:30-4:00 Nicole will be demonstrating the process used for printing platinum/palladium images on lightweight Japanese paper (gampi paper). The demo is geared towards people at all levels of interest, and is free of charge. Advanced reservations are advised, but not required.