‘Crash Blossom’ on Printeresting.org

Though the show has closed, a great review of Chris Hartshorne’s recent show at NAPOLEON received rave reviews from Printeresting.org

Hartshorne_Christopher_4In the review, Amze Emmons points to Hartshorne’s “introduction of color [adding] a myriad of new levels of possibility to Hartshorne’s work.”   The best parts of the review, however, come when Emmons describes to aspects of Hartshorne’s work acting like in a courtship:

The visible signatures of process in Hartshorne’s work speak of an complicated relationship between careful planning and intuitive response. Seeing the results of that relationship in my minds-eye, I imagine it playing out as a teen date movie, with the hunky-but-nerdy and reserved, Careful Planning, throwing care into the wind in a desperate, harebrained romantic scheme to capture the heart of the carefree and popular, Intuitive Response; after much anxiety producing hijinks and several false starts the film climaxes in a wild, end of innocence dance party, with shallow depth of field shots of a dancing crowd, slow-motion sparklers sparkling, and an epiphany inducing sound track; the scene cuts to blackness, and then like a sunrise the camera slowly comes into focus on these prints.

To read the entire review, go to Christopher Hartshorne: Crash Blossom – Amze Emmons – Printeresting.org

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