French artist and Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne once said that “Shadow is a color as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.” Those who work in instant photography could not agree more with Cezanne’s statement - we know the importance of light, but a shadow has exactly same importance. We treat shadows as color, as protagonist in their own right and as significant aides to support the main visual focus. We sometimes even make them the main visual focus. We play with shadows, we invert them, avoid them and search for them.
Perhaps shadows can become a metaphor for something else. A forgotten dream? A person? Something which follows us in our artistic work, one could even say haunts us.
Join Polaroid of the Day at Projekteria Gallery in Barcelona Spain for a Polaroid exhibit that will display 25 works that will answer these questions with photographs. This exhibition will have works from world renowned female instant film photographers including Carmen De Vos, Ina Echternach, Julia Beyer, Paola Ruvioli, and Penny Felts on display from April 5th, 2019 until April 26th, 2019.