Solo exhibition at Danziger Gallery, Los Angeles.
This show marks the first American presentation of Derges’ “restored” River Taw photographs along with three other series which evolved from the original 1997 River Taw work - Eden (2005), Star Field (2008), and Bridge (2013). In each of these series Derges is increasingly involved in the making and composition of the final image taking the insights from the earliest work into and out of the studio.
A note on the River Taw “Restored” work. With no camera or negative, each piece was unique and the work was quickly sold to museums and collectors until there were none left - except the few where a stone had scratched the emulsion, or where some mishap occurred in the processing of the delicate cibachrome paper. Stored and rolled up in Susan’s studio they were orphaned works until the advent of high resolution digital scanning and printing offered the possibility of flawless restoration. This technology allowed for the exhibition of these beloved images, creating flawless prints of vibrant clarity.