SALT | CLAIRE WARDEN
FEBRUARY 17th – MARCH 11th in the West Gallery
February 17th, 6-10pm
March 2nd, 6-10pm
SALT: Studies in preservation and manipulation is the newest exhibition of photographs by Claire A. Warden. In these works, Warden methodically explores the act of preservation by experimenting with botanical specimens crystallized in saltwater and printing each image using a nineteenth-century photographic process. With inspiration drawn from the various botanical illustrations and photographic methods of early herbalists, her work continues to investigate systems of classification and knowledge and ideas of preservation, control and manipulation.