Celebrate President's Day Weekend at an Exhibit of Handmade Photographs by Herbert Hoover

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An exhibit of handmade photographic prints of botanical subjects using historical photographic processes - including cyanotype, photogravure, gum bichromate and pinhole cameras mixed with modern processes like nuclear radiography photography.

Join us for an exhibit of garden photographs by Herbert Hoover. Herbert Hoover creates images of classical botanical subjects seen through a modern eye, evoking a sense of timelessness through his use of historical alternative photographic processes. His pictures are shot with macro-lensed cameras, lensless pinhole cameras—even a nuclear reactor. They are also printed using a variety of historical processes that reveal the hand of the artist and blur the distinction between painting and photography. The techniques he uses—cyanotype, photogravure, gum bichromate, and pinhole camera—hearken back to the dawn of the technological era, while the striking results he achieves beckon the dawn of the 21st century.

Herbert Hoover is a New York photographer and designer whose work is in the collection of the Copper Hewitt National Design Museum and has been published in books, newspapers and magazines and exhibited at national galleries including, most recently, Soho Photo, New York, NY; Gallery 360, St. Paul, MN; and Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, MD. Mr. Hoover's eclectic design can be seen in crackers in the Art-o-mat machines at multiple locations including LACMA, the Whitney Museum, in the lamps in "Runaway Bride" and sculptures in the Blue Man Group Live at the Luxor.

does time stand still?

02.18.06 to 04.02.06

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery

Opening Reception from 1:30-3:30pm

This exhibition is made possible by Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Department of Public Programs, and is curated by Jill Conley, Gallery Coordinator, Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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