Warp & Weft: Ground-Late Fall 2002
Archival Pigment Print
13 x 19 inches
Edition: 8 of 25, signed
Retail framed: $800
© Paul Berger, courtesy Blue Sky Gallery
Paul Berger is best known as a pioneer in exploring the artistic possibilities of digital imagery. In the two part project Warp and Weft (2002-2003) Berger examines two aspects of his daily life in Seattle in large grids of images on single sheets of photographic paper, while continuing to explore concepts like the “site of notation” and the narrative sequence. Warp and Weft: Ground is derived from photographs of a deep, meandering ravine in his back yard, generally ignored beneath the superimposed grid of the neighborhoods. Warp and Weft: Figure observes the human life that occupies that grid. As in his previous work, the camera cuts into and through layers of repetition and metaphors for the patterns of perception and memory.
Berger received his BFA from UCLA (1970) and his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester (1973). In 1978 he co-founded the the photography program at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has taught for thirty years.