American Artist Mariah Robertson’s First Solo Exhibition in the UK Opens at BALTIC

GATESHEAD.- BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art presents American artist Mariah Robertson’s first solo exhibition in the UK, opened on Saturday 25 June. Highly aware of our technology-saturated world, the images Robertson creates typically have a nostalgia that, at first, seems to hark back to a slower, pre-digital era. Using photographic paper, often at a monumental scale, her darkroom experiments utilise analogue techniques now in their demise to create a synergy between chance, luck and her highly-considered methods. Robertson manipulates the tools and materials of the photographic process to capitalise on their inherent strengths and weaknesses. She uses photographs, photograms, colour separation, oversaturated hues and exposes objects directly onto the paper, bypassing the camera lens. An array of chemical drips and mishaps are also used to ‘paint’ the photographic surface. Collageing disparate elements o