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*The Analog Hole* by John Neff

Thursday, January 1, 1970, 12:00 am

The Analog Hole (or “Abundance”)* is a new installation for RIGHT WINDOW Gallery by Chicago-based artist John Neff. The term “analog hole” refers to the difficulty of controlling rights to non-interactive digital media during playback.  Coined by the Motion Picture Association of America, “analog hole” was quickly corrupted by the vernacular into “*a-hole”*. Neff’s recent digital-to-analog photographic process involves shooting digital images, creating hand-collaged acetate internegatives from those images, and printing his negatives as cyanotype photographs (or blueprints.) At RIGHT WINDOW gallery, the artist’s elaborate print-making process embodies the rich possibility offered by the analog hole.

In* The Analog Hole (or “Abundance”)* Neff will apply acetate negatives to the space’s front windows, transforming their panes into interpenetrated representations of an enlarged computer desktop and a small business storefront. Inside the gallery, prints made onto found fabrics will hang from lines stretched across the space. (Cyanotype prints are developed in a water wash). Sorting, washing, folding, and hanging images out to dry, Neff will transform RIGHT WINDOW Gallery into a laundromat of sorts. As with his recent series, *Bathers and Other Liquid Pictures* (2007), Neff’s new project foregrounds watery depictions of nude male figures.

Neff was one of three artists commissioned to create special projects for Photo Miami this year, and Art Papers critic Anthony Elms called Neff “the most ambitious emerging artist regularly exhibiting in Chicago.” Curated by Cassie Riger of Right Window Gallery, this exhibition is Neff’s first San Francisco showing.

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