Themes+Projects

 

Blind Spots by Beverly Rayner
On view: October 7 - November 28, 2017
 

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A Traveling Mesmerist’s Toolkit 

11.5” x 14.75” x 6.75” 

Wood, metal, fabric, lenses, photographic negative, photographic image, objects

DNA Samples-Specimen Group #6,

29.75” x 21.75” x 3”

Wood, vintage photographs, glass vials, metal, vellum, paint

Blur

20.5” x 16.5” x 1.5” 

Pigment print, gelatin capsules, Plexiglas, wood, paint

Book of Trance Verse

English, 1812, author unknown

30.5” x 10.75” x 1”  

Paper, leather, gold wax, lens, photographic image

Apprehensive Paralysis

24.5” x 35” x 5” 

Photographs, wood, vinyl, window shade, nails 

Test Tube Baby

18” x 5” x 6”

Vinyl, photograph, acrylic, metal 

Conjuring Crucibles

6.5” x 21.75” x 3.5”

ceramic crucibles, photographs, plexiglas, metal, wood

Holding On #1

Gesture #1

Holding On #2

Holding On #3

Tintype photo-spell #5

20.25” x 11.75” x .75”

Dry plate tintype photograms, wood, painted velvet, ribbon, tacks

Tintype photo-spell #3

14” x 13” x .5”

Dry plate tintype photograms, wood, satin, ribbon, tacks

Tintype photo-spell #13

16.5” x 11.5” x .5”

Dry plate tintype, wood, fabric, rickrack, tacks

Tintype Photo-Spell #2

14.5” x 11” 

Tintype photograms, wood, mohair, ribbon, brass tacks

Tintype Photo-Spell #1

12” x 11” 

Tintype photograms, wood, velveteen, leather, tacks

 

Death Diviner’s book (Relentless)

9.5” x 19” x 7” 

Wood, Van Dyke prints on vellum, book board, metal

Burning bridges 

16” x 23” x 1”

Envelope, letter, photograph, beeswax, wood, metal, matches, paint, glass

…drifting out…drifting in…   

11.25” x 31.5” x 3” 

Cyanotypes on vellum, Plexiglas, wood, thread, matboard

 Balancing Act

25.5” x 13.75” x 5.5” 

Wood, photographs, Plexiglas, paint 

G.O.O.G.L.E Earth

(Global Observeillance Organism Gathers Limitless Exposures of Earth)

13” x 10.5” x 10.5” 

Photographs, globe

Genetic Fabric- Samplers #8 & #9

6.5” x 8.25” x .5”

vintage photographs, fabric, matte medium, wooden embroidery hoops, thread

Imprint 

Various 

Metal printing plates, copper, leather, wood, nails, paper

 X-rayograph of spellcaster’s hand

19” x 14.75” x .75”

Tintypes, brass, wood, paint, paper

Sentimental Outpouring (Hallmark Moment)

13” x 28.75” x 2.5”

vintage greeting cards, matboard, wood, paint, plexiglas

An Illusionist’s Portable Conjuring Theatre

11.25” x 24” x 9.5” 

Wood, metal, fabric, lenses, photographic images

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Blind Spots by Beverly Rayner

On view: October 7 - November 28, 2017

 

 

What propels my work is a fascination with the everyday workings of human nature. I am drawn to situations that reveal the interplay between the alternately humorous and dark corners of human experience, the uncertain moments when the logical and the inexplicable tease each other or the borders between fact and fiction blur. I am interested in how personal and social perspectives color our perceptions and imprint the psychological quirks that lurk within our minds. My work investigates the challenges we face in our relationships to one another, our efforts to negotiate with nature through science and technology, the ways in which we construct our individual realities, and our attempts set up systems to navigate life in this world.

My mixed media constructions are often built around photographic imagery and take on a wide variety of formats, often sculptural. I freely use any type of photographic process that serves my purpose for each piece, including my own traditional black and white photographs, tintypes, daguerreotypes, alternative processes, or digital images, as well as found photographs and negatives, even x-rays. I frequently alter or physically manipulate the images through painting, peeling, cutting, embedding in wax, etc. My use of other materials (both cast-off and new) is even more diverse, including wood, metal, lenses, paper, beeswax, and a vast array of objects. The images are integrated into some combination of these materials, a process that culminates in the formulation of singular, hybrid image-objects.

 

-Beverly Rayner

 

Please inquire Themes+Projects for pricing. 

info@themesandprojects.com
+1 415 732 0300

Mirrored trance inducer

8” x 5.5” x 1.5” stand 11” x 8” x 2.25”

mirrored convex glass, leather, wood, photograph, wood and velvet cushion

Unfinished Business (Letter never sent) 

14.5” x 18.75” x 2”

Envelope, letter, photograph, beeswax, wood, paint, glass, lathe, plaster

Luminous Photo-Spells in Spell Book 

11” x 9.5” x 1.75” 

Lumen photograms, graphite, antique photo album, mixed media

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Conjurer 

31” x 31” x 27.5”

Copper pot, photograph, steel, plexiglas, paint

Survivor

97” x 23” x 8”

Steel & wood gurney, x-rays, polystyrene, rope, thread, wire

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WHAT A LIFE!

15.5" x 18.25" (in frame)

vintage gelatin silver print,

acrylic paint, photo album page