Copyright 2007-2012
Built with Indexhibit

Reds
Flash: Job Piston
California Museum of Photography
University of California, Riverside
November 9 - February 22, 2014

Reds, 2012–13, is a series of photograms made by pressing light-sensitive darkroom paper to the surface of a glowing laptop screen, then, dipping the pixels into a chemical bath. This process produces intimate yet provocative red portraits, each one unique, which hover in a state both analog and digital.

Catalog Essay by Joanna Szupinska-Myers

Press:

KCET Artbound, Fossilizing the Ephemeral Interview with Job Piston
Gizmodo on Gawker by Jordan Kushins
Seeing Red by Ashley Bennett

(David), 2013

20 x 16 inches
Laptop photogram
Ed 1/5

(David), 2013

20 x 16 inches
Laptop photogram
Ed 2/5

Meg Ryan (Lauren Avery), 2013

16 x 20 inches
Laptop photogram
Ed 1/5

Oisîn (Paul), 2013

16 x 20 inches
Laptop photogram
Ed 1/5

(Natasha), 2013

16 x 20 inches
Laptop photogram
Ed 1/5

_SamBanks, 2013

16 x 20 inches
Laptop photogram
Ed 1/5

NAR (Natasha), 2013

16 x 20 inches
Laptop photogram
Ed 1/5

(David), 2013

Screen photogram
20 x 16 inches
Laptop photogram in acrylic frame
Ed 2/5

NAR (Natasha), (David), (David), Meg Ryan (Lauren Avery)

Installation view, Flash: Job Piston, California Museum of Photography at University of California, Riverside, 2014. Photo by Nikolay Maslov.

_SamBanks, Oisîn (Paul), (David), (David)

Installation view, Flash: Job Piston, California Museum of Photography at University of California, Riverside, 2014. Photo by Nikolay Maslov.