Alan Belcher explores an intersection between photography and sculpture, creating artworks he defines as ‘photo-objects’.
His ‘_____.jpg’ study approaches the jpeg icon with a manner of directness and humour. The entire exhibition takes the universal jpeg icon and preserves it as a glazed ceramic object. Belcher challenges the ephemeral nature of the digital image format and questions its nature as an ‘icon’ in the most literal sense, removing the image from its original context and elevating it as a work of art in its own right. The installation shots from Belcher’s exhibition ‘Preview’ at Le Consortium assemble over one hundred ‘_____.jpg’ pieces in various layouts, causing a visual glitch between the gallery’s white wall and a folder of jpeg previews on a computer screen.
Photography by Le Consortium