September 3 – September 26, 2015

“Contemporary Explorations in the Albumen process” by Jennifer Schlesinger

Artist will be present for conversation on September 10th

“The Albumen process, which involves simple egg whites as the base on the paper for light sensitive silver nitrate, serves the intent of the series in that Albumen is the perfect combination of the magical and the scientific. The images in this series are influenced by literature, folklore, invention and reality as well as the unexplained and the curious. They can not be attributed to any one given place – they are neither here nor there.” – Jennifer Schlensinger

Jennifer Schlesinger is an artist, curator and writer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 1998 with a B.A. in Photography and Journalism and was an adjunct Professor there from 2005-2006. Schlesinger has exhibited widely at regional as well as national and international venues such as the Southeast Museum of Photography, FL and the Chelsea Art Museum, NYC. Her work has been published online and in print with publications such as Black and White Magazine U.S and UK, and Diffusion Magazine. Schlesinger is represented in public collections, including the Southwest Museum of Photography (FL), the Huntington Botanical Art Collections (CA), The New Mexico Museum of Art and the New Mexico History Museum / Palace of the Governors Photo Archives. She has received several honors in recognition of her work including a Golden Light Award in Landscape Photography from the Maine Photographic Workshops in 2005. She was a nominated finalist for the Willard Van Dyke Grant by the New Mexico Council of Photography in 2005; and in 2007 she was a nominee for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography by the Center and the Eliot Porter Fellowship by the New Mexico Council for Photography. In that same year she was awarded the Center for Contemporary Arts Photography Auction Award in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has taught for the Sante Fe Photography Workshops and the Center for Alternative Photography. She was the Assistant Director of Santa Fe Art Institute from 2003-2005 and has been the Director of VERVE Gallery of Photography since 2005.

© Jennifer Schlensinger

Utopia 2, albumen print , 8 x 9”