Since the early 1990s, Liz Deschenes has produced a singular and influential body of work that has done much to advance photography’s material potential and critical scope. Making use of the medium’s most elemental aspects, namely paper, light, and chemicals, she has recently worked without a camera to produce mirrored photograms that reflect viewers’ movements in time and space. Her carefully calibrated installations of these pieces have probed disparate histories of image production, abstraction, and exhibition-making while also responding to a given site’s unique features.
For this yearlong exhibition—the artist’s first solo presentation at an American museum—Deschenes will produce a new body of work, reconfiguring the space of the Walker’s seventh-floor gallery with a photographic intervention.
Curator: Eric Crosby