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Pictures, Chromogenic and Pigment, #2

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Replacement Ink for Epson Printers (Black 446009) on Epson Premium Glossy Paper, 2014 Unique Archival Pigment Print 152,4 X 111,8 Cm 60 X 44 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Praz-Delavallade - Paris
Pictures, Chromogenic and Pigment, #2

5, rue des Haudriettes
75003 Paris
FR
May 30th, 2015 - July 25th, 2015

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Praz-Delavallade is pleased to announce Pictures, Chromogenic and Pigment, #2, an exhibition of photographic monochromes and works on paper by Phil Chang. This will be the artist’s first show with the gallery and his first solo exhibition in Europe.

Like the recent exhibitions of his artwork and the group show that he has organized, Pictures, Chromogenic and Pigment, #2 continues Chang’s interest in using forms of production and materiality that allow his photographic work to function only in the context of contemporary art. Chang’s interest is in eschewing the plurality that is specific to photography in order to occupy a plurality specific to art itself, namely art’s ability to function as decor, as an object of discussion, as an artifact, and as a commodity. This exhibition is the second iteration following an exhibition from 2014 at M+B and is the first to pair a series of purple monochromes with black works on paper.

The monochromes in the exhibition were made using a digital file that measures 14,400 pixels x 18,000 pixels and constitutes 777 MB of information. Each monochrome on view was printed in Los Angeles at the fine art photo lab and community darkroom, Contact, using an Océ LightJet 430 to expose Kodak Endura Glossy photographic paper. The paper was developed and bleach-fixed using a Kreonite KMIV RA4 color processor. Each of the works were mounted on aluminum by Pro Image Service and framed under Optium Museum Acrylic by Atelier Tetragone.

The works on paper were made by applying inkjet printer ink onto inkjet paper using Quickie brand sponge mops in lieu of a computer and inkjet printer. Each work consists of bottled ink manufactured by Media Street that has been applied to glossy inkjet paper manufactured by Epson. Like the photographic monochromes, each of the works were mounted on aluminum and framed under Optium Museum Acrylic.

Phil Chang received his MFA from CalArts and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. Solo exhibitions include the California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTSblock; M+B, LAXART and Pepin Moore, Los Angeles. Chang’s work has been included in group exhibitions at Marlborough Chelsea, Renwick Gallery, The Swiss Institute, Otis College of Art and Design, Control Room, and LACMA. His work has been written about in Artforum, The New Yorker, The LA Times, nonsite.org and has appeared in Aperture, Blind Spot, C-Photo, and IMA. Chang’s publications include Four Over One, an artist’s book published by the LACMA in association with Textfield, Inc. Chang’s curatorial projects include Soft Target, a group exhibition that he co-organized in June 2014. He is currently visiting faculty in the Department of Art at UCLA and a lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design. Phil Chang lives and works in Los Angeles.


Praz-Delavallade est heureux de présenter Pictures, Chromogenic and Pigment, #2, une exposition de photographies monochromes et d’oeuvres sur papier de Phil Chang, dans ce qui constitue la première exposition de l’artiste avec la galerie, ainsi que sa première exposition personnelle en Europe.

A l’image des expositions récentes de son travail, ainsi que des expositions de groupe qu’il a organisées, Pictures, Chromogenic and Pigment, #2 poursuit la réflexion de Phil Chang sur une matérialité, une forme de production qui permet à ses travaux photographiques de se mesurer au contexte de l’art contemporain. Chang s’interdit cette pluralité qui est spécifique à la photographie pour s’inscrire à l’inverse dans une logique propre à l’art, autrement dit : la capacité de l’art à fonctionner en tant que décor, sujet de discussion, artéfact ou bien de consommation.

Les monochromes proviennent d’un fichier image de 777 Mo d’une taille de 14 400 x 18 000 pixels. Ils ont été imprimés à Los Angeles au laboratoire photo Contact. Le papier photographique (Kodak Endura Glossy) a été exposé sur une Océ LightJet 430, avant d’être développé et fixé dans un appareil de traitement couleur Kreonite KMIV RA4. Chaque oeuvre a été montée sur aluminium par Pro Image Service et encadrée sous une plaque d’Optium Museum Acrylic par l’Atelier Tetragone.

Pour les oeuvres sur papier, au lieu de se servir d’un ordinateur et d’une imprimante, Chang a appliqué de l’encre pour imprimante jet d’encre sur du papier brillant (Epson) à l’aide de balais-éponge de la marque Quickie. L’encre a été fabriquée par Media Street. Tout comme les monochromes, chaque oeuvre est montée sur aluminium et encadrée sous Optium Museum Acrylic.


Phil Chang a obtenu son MFA à CalArts et son BA à l’University of California, Irvine. Ses expositions personnelles se sont tenues au California Museum of Photography - UCR ARTSblock; M+B, LAXART ou Pepin Moore, Los Angeles. Phil Chang a également participé à plusieurs expositions de groupe : Marlborough Chelsea, Renwick Gallery, Swiss Institute, Otis College of Art and Design, Control Room, et le LACMA. Son travail a fait l’objet de nombreux articles dans Artforum, The New Yorker, The LA Times, nonsite.org, Aperture, Blind Spot, C-Photo, ou IMA. Chang a également publié un livre d’artiste Four Over One, publié conjointement par le LACMA et Textfield, Inc. En tant que commissaire, Chang a notamment co-organisé Soft Target, une exposition de groupe qui a eu lieu au mois de juin 2014 chez M+B. Il est actuellement professeur invité au Department of Art de l’UCLA et maître de conférences à l’Otis College of Art and Design. Phil Chang vit et travaille à Los Angeles.

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