24 x 47.5 inches
Courtesy of Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
|Eileen Neff is a photographer, installation artist and writer based in Philadelphia. Her work explores the boundaries between the image and its object. Her work has been exhibited widely including The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Institute of Contemporary Art and Vox Populi, Philadelphia; and Artists Space, New York. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and a Leeway Foundation grant. She is represented by Locks Gallery, Philadelphia.
Neff structures her photographs like abstract paintings, blocking them into
geometric sections that go against the grain of the blur. Each part becomes
a kind of figure that can stand out against the others; focusing on one changes
the figure-ground relationship. In some works the blur becomes the atmospheric
background for the landscape, in others the reverse occurs....If the blur represents
unconscious feeling and the landscape self-conscious reflection, then Neff is
struggling to overcome the split between reason and feeling, which T.S. Eliot
called the curse of modernity.
Donald Kuspit, Eileen Neff: Locks Gallery, Art Forum, March 2002
Ephemera + multiples:
A Digital Sunset over Europe + Africa