Bill Gerhard
These works are simply created by exposing sheets of black paper to sunlight. Each sun-faded paper is a photogenic drawing that records the duration, intensity, and movement of sunlight. Using sheets of folded or masked paper, I make exposures for a predetermined period of time, much like a photographer would. The resulting works on paper are site-generated representations of light and time recorded between each folded segment or measured increment.

My collection of sun-faded papers point toward the transitory and temporary–something less imposed by the will (since I cannot see the work as it is being made) and more responsive to place and time. To me, it’s about being aware and involved with the incremental changes that happen over a long period of time. I think of my entire body of work as one image, one process, and one continuous event.

BG 2014