Cliche-verre, which means ‘glass negative’ in French, is a rare painting-photo hybrid process. This workshop will show a variety of ways of creating cliche-verre negatives and prints drawn from multiple points in the long obscure history of the process including smoking glass, monotone and color processes, positive and negative, and additive and subtractive painting. Cliche-verre serves as a bridge between analog and digital printmaking, and offers an infinite variety of image making possibilities.
COURTNEY JOHNSON specializes in alternative process and experimental photography and is one of the leading scholars on the photographic cliché-verre technique. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Richmond, Colombia, and Germany and is in numerous permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; University of Central Florida; Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale; and FOTOMUSEO, Bogotá. Johnson earned her BFA from New York University and her MFA from the University of Miami. She is currently an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Image: Courtney Johnson, Hollywood Road, 2010, carbon pigment print from cliche-verre