The ADAA Art Show
November 3-6, 2022
For our fourth exhibit at the ADAA Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory Danziger Gallery is pleased to present a solo booth of photography based work by Susan Derges.
Derges (born 1955) lives and works on Dartmoor in the south west corner of England. A key member of the British movement that saw a revival of the photogram in the 90s, Derges has taken cameraless photography to new and unexpected places with a freshness of scale, color, and concept.
Perhaps best known for her photograms capturing the continuous movement of river water and plant life by immersing photographic paper directly into rivers at night and flashing the paper with a strobe light, Derges has taken photography’s earliest origins into the realms of contemporary art. For over four decades she has consistently found new ways to express her personal preoccupations concerning the relationship between photography, water, and the environment in a constantly evolving body of compelling, diverse imagery.
This show will mark the first ADAA solo booth of Derges’ River Taw photographs along with three other series - Eden (2005), Star Field (2008), and Bridge (2013). In each of these series Derges is increasingly involved in the making and composition of the final image taking the insights from the earliest work into and out of the studio.
Susan Derges' work is in the collection of museums around the world including The Getty, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; and The Hara Art Museum, Tokyo among many others.