EXHIBITION: Mana BSMT Presents: N. M. Brandreth’s Phantasmagoria’s Seeing Shadows

Apr. 26–Jun. 7, 2019

Have you ever glimpsed a movement out of the corner of your eye and turned to find nothing there? Have you ever bolted up the basement steps convinced that something was down there with you? Seeing Shadows attempts to visualize these sensations as photographic objects. Derived from Brandreth’s love for horror and the macabre, and from the histories of photography and film, these unique handmade works are at once seductive and utterly uncanny.

Artist and photographer Nick Brandreth is Historic Process Specialist at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, where he teaches public workshops in 19th-century photographic techniques. Brandreth draws on his internationally recognized research into the evolution of silver gelatin emulsion to instruct his students about materials including photographic paper and dry plate negatives, and the development of early motion picture film.