ON VIEW FEBRUARY 17 – MARCH 29, 2024: “Timothy McCoy: Beyond My Lens” at Jung Center Houston references the early days of photography with images printed using alternative processes and printing techniques to evoke the timelessness of his content and his interpretive rather than documentary intent. His photographs are meditations on the constant and inevitable change in nature and in culture.
Selected photographs from three bodies of McCoy’s work emphasize “alternative” photographic processes: Tongues Turned to Stone (photogravure on gamphi-shi paper), Sanctuary (palladium on translucent vellum), and Long, Long Journey to the Sea (gold-toned albumen). A fourth body of work, Watercourse Way (large digital prints on metallic paper) is a contemporary alternative to the hand-made nature of historical processes.
McCoy create images in order to transform the “reality” seen through the camera lens into an expression of the oneness and wonder found in Taoist/Buddhist philosophy. These photographs are meditations on the constant and inevitable change in nature.