New Acquisition: Jessica Eaton

Jessica Eaton, cfaal 346, 2013, ink jet print, 127 x 101.5 cm; image: 127 x 101.5 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa


Jessica Eaton creates large scale brightly coloured photographs of geometric subject matter reminiscent of the conceptual and minimalist art of Sol LeWitt, Josef Albers and Bridget Riley.

Although her works seem on the surface to be simply photographs of brightly coloured cubes, the process is far more complex. Eaton does not use Photoshop. Rather, she painstakingly handcrafts her images through masking, filters, and multiple exposures. She achieves this through an in-camera technique with 4 x 5 film. This extended engagement with process produces images of texture and depth, and, if viewers are familiar with her working method, visual puzzles to ponder.

About the Author


Supported by

Scotiabank Photography Program


Soutenu par

Programme de photographie Banque Scotia