David Morrish · DeadCat Press
Extended Moments

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Extended Moments

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

In 1985, my MFA exhibition "Extended Moments" opened at the Nickel Museum at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta. In the years that followed, the show travelled to Toronto, ON, Winnipeg, MB and Montreal, QC with excerpts also going to Edmonton, AB, North Vancouver, BC, and Sackville, NB. This exhibition was made up of forty-nine hand-tinted and/or toned black and white silver prints which dealt with mortality, decay and memento mori.

The original forty-nine prints of "Extended Moments" now reside within the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery Permanent Collection. This small selection is from that exhibition.

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Artist's Statement

This exhibition of hand-tinted and toned black and white photographs deals with the many connections between memory, preservation, decay, and mortality. The exhibition's title describes those inert plateaus which are preserved on film and mirror the actual extension of time within the print. Here, an object's deterioration has been captured and held still for our examination and contemplation.

By utilizing traditional still life motifs and common but often over-looked detritus and memorabilia, these prints can become intimate objects. Their detail, size, and color treatment reflect this intimacy and allow the viewer to enter into the world within.

David Morrish, 1985

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984

Hand-tinted and selectively toned black and white gelatine silver print · 1984