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DAILY PIC: Glen Baldridge’s “This Way” is on view in his solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery on New York’s Lower East Side. He shot the source image using a camera set up in the forest, with a motion detector designed to trigger the shutter when anything passed by. Instead of bagging big game, however, Baldridge’s camera went off at the merest fall of a leaf or shift of a branch, capturing the quotidian emptiness of the natural world. Baldridge then printed his banal shots onto large sheets of handmade paper, using a complicated process of resists and powdered graphite. It’s as though his lush artistic media are being asked to restore the romantic essence that is never really there in nature – or only gets there with some human help .
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Nov 9, 2012

DAILY PIC: Glen Baldridge’s “This Way” is on view in his solo show at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery on New York’s Lower East Side. He shot the source image using a camera set up in the forest, with a motion detector designed to trigger the shutter when anything passed by. Instead of bagging big game, however, Baldridge’s camera went off at the merest fall of a leaf or shift of a branch, capturing the quotidian emptiness of the natural world. Baldridge then printed his banal shots onto large sheets of handmade paper, using a complicated process of resists and powdered graphite. It’s as though his lush artistic media are being asked to restore the romantic essence that is never really there in nature – or only gets there with some human help .

For a full visual survey of past Daily Pics visit blakegopnik.com/archive. The Daily Pic, along with more global art news, can also be found on the Art Beast page at thedailybeast.com.

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