Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Prepping the show, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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So for two weeks in June in southwestern Oklahoma, 18 gifted young Oklahoma photographers spent…two weeks of instruction in the darkroom, in a wonderful digital lab, and out in the…field creating images and learning new ways to present those images in preparation for…an exhibition of their work.…Ben Long, Susan K. Grant, and I worked together to teach the students techniques particularly…some alternative media things that Susan is very familiar with doing transfers.…
Ben wrangled the digital end of the program, working towards prints in two different sizes,…and then I worked with the students in the darkroom doing traditional gelatin silver prints.…Our goal was to come up with a coherent exhibition that we could mount at the end of two weeks…showing the progress these students had made during the course of the instruction.…As we worked toward the exhibition, the challenge became how to select four pieces from each…student and create a show that would function as an integrated whole.…
We accomplished some of this by limiting the sizes that the students printed to.…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces