End Grain: The Displaced Shadow

Crown Point Press

End Grain: The Displaced Shadow

Jan 14 — Mar 4, 2022

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Crown Point Press presents an exhibition of new photogravures by Bay Area artist/photographer Catherine Wagner. She completed her first project with Crown Point Press in the fall of 2021. Wagner is known for her observation and documentation of inanimate objects in series. She is interested especially in our collective history and the evidence of time’s passage and how culture is revealed through language and architecture. For her project at Crown Point she chose to work with small blocks of wood with their ends cut to emphasize the grain. “These elemental shapes serve as basic architectural gestures; foundational pieces constructed to define shape, space, and volume,” Wagner said.  For this project, Wagner created a nine-panel print, five diptychs and three large single images.

Catherine Wagner. Spatial Verbs — Set of nine photogravures printed in blue on gampi paper chine collé. Image size: 29 x 27¼"; paper size: 29 x 27¼". Edition 10. Published by Crown Point Press.