Tessa Traeger - Purdy Hicks Gallery

‘Chemistry of Light’ is Tessa Traeger’s response to a large collection of 19th century photographs, negatives and camera equipment left to her in the 1960’s by a great uncle. Traeger views their deterioration as a metaphor for the loss of craft as traditional dark room photography is superseded by digital technology.

Each piece has been presented within a sleek square profile frame design, fitted with a specialist foil lining to ensure that the photograph is protected and preserved from any emissions given off over time by the wood. The images are mounted to acid-free 100% cotton rag mount boards for long-term preservation and protected with our highest grade of conservation glazing. The glass is ‘water white’ for a crystal clear view of the image and contains an ultra violet light filter and a low glare coating for the ultimate viewing experience. The frames themselves have been sprayed by hand to a black matt finish without wax, allowing the bold colours and intricate patterns within the artist’s work to take centre stage.

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Tessa Traeger - Purdy Hicks Gallery
Tessa Traeger - Purdy Hicks Gallery
Tessa Traeger - Purdy Hicks Gallery


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Tessa Traeger - Chemistry of Light

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