Roberta Allen » Portfolio
Every natural found object that I chose to photograph was cast out by the sea. Often small fragments or shards, seemingly insignificant and sometimes unrecognizable, each one contains evidence of a history that resides in its shape, its texture, its flaws, its size, its state of decay.
On my walks along various shores, each one “called” to me in a way that only silent objects can and I felt the need to study it closely, as though it might offer a clue to a secret world I have tried to capture in my photographs.
Pigment prints on archival paper on request. Sizes variable, editions open.
I am an artist who was very active in the 1970s, and early 1980s with many one-person shows: two at P.S. 1; four at John Weber Gallery, NY (alongside Sol Lewitt, Bob Ryman, Carl Andre, etc.); also galleries in Germany, Belgium, Italy, and one-pers... » read more