Jessica Eaton: Cubes for Albers and LeWitt
Photographed in-studio, these works follow a modular scientific study, using only the cube form and analogue photographic techniques as subject. As outlined by conceptual artist Sol Lewitt, “the idea becomes the machine that makes the art.” Photographs see the cube form represent perception, optical illusion and additive colour theory. Ranging from one exposure to many, the cubes are in reality monochromatic. By breaking additive colour down to exposures of the primaries, the tricolour process allows for a full-colour palette to be projected onto the subject.
Jessica Eaton is a Montreal-based photographer and the winner of the Magenta Foundation’s 2011 Bright Spark Award. She holds a BFA in photography from the Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver. Since graduating in 2006, Eaton has exhibited regularly in group and solo shows in Canada and the United States, and is represented by Clint Roenisch in Toronto.
Her work was recently featured on the cover of the March, 2011 issue of ARTnews.
Images courtesy the artist and Clint Roenisch, Toronto.