Friday, November 10, 2006

Artist's Talk at Transformer

This Saturday, November 11, 2006 - Artist Talk with Molly Springfield from 2-3pm

Please join Transformer this Saturday, November 11 from 2-3pm as we host an artist talk with Molly Springfield. Molly will be discussing the work in her current exhibition Gentle Reader, on view at Transformer through to December 2, 2006.

Stay tuned - Peter Winant is best betting Molly Springfield's Gentle Reader exhibit at Transformer for Around Town on WETA this coming week!

In the Gentle Reader exhibition at Transformer, Molly Springfield draws on the life and work of William Henry "Fox" Talbot to create a dialogue between past and present, exploring the liminal territory between reproduction and originality, objectivity and subjectivity, and technology and labor. The result is a unique mix of conceptual drawing, experimental photography, and historical homage.

Gentle Reader includes large drawings based on the introduction to the Pencil of Nature, as well as smaller drawings of photocopies of secondary sources discussing Talbot's photographic discoveries. In addition to these drawings, Springfield presents the results of her own experiments with calotype or Talbotype photography - sepia-toned sunprints of cutouts from The Pencil of Nature and Talbot's personal notebooks. Viewers are also invited to take home letterpress-printed bookmarks specially designed by the artist for this exhibition.

Molly Springfield was born in 1977 and received her M.F.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. She is represented by Moti Hasson Gallery (New York), Steven Wolf Fine Arts (San Francisco), and Thomas Robertello Gallery (Chicago), where her next solo show opens in April 2007. Springfield wishes to thank all the summer 2006 artists-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, where she either created or conceived all the work in the Gentle Reader exhibition.

Exhibition Hours for Gentle Reader: Wednesday - Saturday 1- 7 pm, and by appointment.

For further info on this and other Transformer programming, please visit our website: and/or give us a call at 202-483-1102.

1404 P Street NW Washington DC 20005
(202) 483-1102


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