Around Town Events

Current Resident John Houck Exhibits at Franklin Art Works

Current Resident John Houck presents a solo exhibition at Franklin Art Works. Opening reception Friday, September 9th, 2011 from 6-8pm.

Franklin Art Works
1021 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

New York artist John Houck will present selections from his Aggregates series of archival pigment prints.

Using custom-written software, John Houck generates every possible combination for a given grid printed (i.e., 2 x 2 or 3 x 3) as a contact sheet on photographic paper. These contact sheets are creased and re-photographed several times. This process creates layered borders that reveal the construction of each piece and adds its own layer of information, breaking the rigid system of the grid. By physically creasing and re-photographing these repetitive contact sheets, Houck reconciles the digital ground of photography and shows us the failures and ruptures in today's algorithmic basis of photography.