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Close Look: Silver_Page_Radio_Light at Dodd Galleries, Athens

Barry Stone, Mineral Specimen, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, 7.9.2015; thermal paper, 4.5 inches by 7 inches. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.
Lucy Helton, “Divers employed by UK hospitals to help with incubated patients 5/5/2020; thermal paper, 8.5 inches by 6 inches. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.

In late April, Austin-based photographer, Barry Stone, and New York-based photographer, Lucy Helton began faxing each other an image a day. A form of transmission and exchange, the project created a way to collaborate from home. When they started, the United States was in quarantine, in the throes of the height of Covid19. When it ended, in late May, the country was on the precipice of a revolution, demanding that Black lives matter. It might be difficult, at first, to trace such turbulence in this exchange. Stone’s more defined images of landscapes and fragments of works of art contrast with Helton’s blurred and hazy lines, textures seemingly from some far off planet. Her title list at the end of the exhibition, however, makes clear that each work is named after a headline of the day, indicating the urgency of the moment, the fraught and heightened nature of our daily news. 

from the exhibition text
Barry Stone, Austin-Travis County Extend Stay at Home Order, Austin, Texas, 5.10.2020; thermal paper, 4.5 inches by 7 inches. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.
Lucy Helton, “More than 1.3 million people in the U.S. have been infected, at least 78,700 dead. A Times analysis finds nearly a third of those deaths linked to long-term-care homes for older adults” 5/12/2020; thermal paper, 8.5 inches by 6 inches. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.
Barry Stone, Crated Figure, Rome, Italy, 6.11.2016; thermal paper, 4.5 inches by 7 inches. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.
Lucy Helton, “Prosecutors in Georgia, US charged a white father and son with the
shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man jogging” 5/8/2020
; thermal paper, 8.5 inches by 6 inches. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.
Barry Stone, Roller Coaster, Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia, 8.8.2014; thermal paper, 4.5 inches by 7 inches. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.
Lucy Helton, “Coronavirus has led to a mass exodus of affluent New Yorkers, according to an analysis of smartphone location data. In some of New York’s wealthiest neighborhoods, more than 35 percent of the residents fled the city in March and April” 5/18/2020; thermal paper, 8.5 inches by 6 inches. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.
Barry Stone, Water Slide, Austin, TX 5.10.2020; thermal paper, 4.5 inches by 7 inches. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.
Lucy Helton, Headline News List, 2020. Courtesy the artist and Dodd Galleries, Athens.

View Silver_Page_Radio_Light on the Dodd Galleries’ website.

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