On the 6th of June, Letha Wilson (b. 1978) will open her exhibition at GRIMM in Amsterdam. The exhibition, Look With Your Hands, will be on show until the 18th of July 2015.
For her first solo show with the gallery, Letha Wilson presents a body of new work combining photography as a material medium with materials like concrete and steel. Wilson cuts, tears and shapes her photographs, pushing and pulling the prints into place and then encases portions of the composition in cement. She explores the magnetic pull of the American West, alluding to landscape’s intrinsic role in our own myths of reinvention, endless possibility, and inevitable promise. Photographs of expansive canyons, mountains, and vistas are tied physically to the gallery, in some cases embedded directly into the walls, floor, and ceiling, blurring the lines between image and object. Using architecture and three-dimensionality as both frame and armature, Wilson reclaims the photographic image, exploring the medium’s inability to encompass the site it represents.
Look With Your Hands Exhibition view © Letha Wilson/GRIMM