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Neo Ops

24 x 22 in. (60.96 x 55.88 cm)

Ellen Carey (New York, New York, 1952 - )

Object Type: Photograph
Medium and Support: Color photogram on paper
Credit Line: Gift of the Artist in memory of her parents, Ruth Brown Carey and Richard Carey.
Accession Number: 2004.30.02.03


Inside Out: Selections from the Permanent Collection, November 20, 2004 - July 9, 2006, New Wing, Second Floor, South Metro A and Central Skylight Galleries, San José Museum of Art.

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Inside Out: Selections from the Permanent Collection

In 1834, William Henry Fox Talbot used the sun to expose an image on light-sensitive paper, thus inventing the photogram. To create her own brilliantly colored photograms, Ellen Carey treated light-sensitive photographic paper and placed it beneath hand-made constructions that block the light in bands of color. During the process of exposure the paper is rotated once so that the bands of light intersect to create a loose diamond pattern on the intensely-colored background.

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