LAUNCH F18 is proud to present Hanging Silk to Dry, an online viewing room by photographer, Paul Guilmoth.
Within this collection of sixteen works, Paul Guilmoth provides us with a world that is seemingly void of technological and material goods. Guilmoth sets the scene with an array of subjects that are both shocking and mystifying - moths, shadows, fields, flowers, bodies, and spider webs that all come together, creating symbolic portals that propel us into the incalculable. Void of any sense of direct time or place, Guilmoth captures and fluidly constructs universal landscapes, with one hand in the familiar and one hand in the unknown.
Through tone and gradation Guilmoth peels back the veil of community, unencumbered by modernity, sublimely documented by a large-format camera. The eye dances across each image trying to comprehend the mesmerizing landscape that we are confronted with. Guilmoth’s work focuses the lens on a queer world represented in both physical space and within the mind’s eye. Through composition and tenderness, They give us a hauntingly beautiful glimpse of what it means to be free.
Paul Guilmoth currently lives in rural New England. They graduated from Maine College of Art in 2015 with a BFA in photography. Guilmoth has exhibited in galleries both nationally and internationally including solo shows at Leica Gallery, London and GEM Gallery, Peaks Island, Maine. Guilmoth has also participated in numerous group exhibitions including Ormside Projects in London, Candela Gallery in Virginia, Aviary Gallery in Boston, MA, Red Hook Labs, New York City, and Vermont Center for Photography in Vermont. In 2021 they released their second monograph with Stanley/Barker Books and held a coinciding solo exhibition at Leica Gallery in London.
This viewing room is a selection of images from Guilmoth's recent book and will be on view from Thursday, January 20th to Thursday, March 17, 2022. In addition to the online viewing room, please join us on Wednesday, February 16th at 7:00 PM for a book signing by the artist. More information and details of the event will be announced soon.
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