John Dugdale is a 20th century photographer smitten with the 19th century. He finds comfort in imagined ancestral connections. His is a world seemingly inhabited by spirits. The photographs are hand made and rely on older techniques, such as albumen, cyanotype and platinum printing. These are organic processes that give each print a unique quality. His pictures have a cool reserve and often include friends or family members. There is little in them to suggest a postmodern world or concern – and Dugdale is drawn to basic, essential values and organic objects. His photographs, whether portraits, landscapes or still lives are designed to be authentic experiences and most have been created in one of his two antique homes.
Rooms that Resonate with Possibilities
Karen Knorr, Massimo Listri, Sandy Skoglund, Michael Eastman, John Dugdale and Bernard Faucon
March 27 – May 8, 2021