Liz Deschenes is a photographer whose work mines the history of the medium to consider the liminal possibilities of interactions between paper, light, and chemicals. Well known for her photograms, in which she exposes sheets of photographic paper to moonlight and then fixes them indoors with silver toner, Deschenes’s work seeks not to represent but treats the machinery and resultant material constitutive of photography as objects themselves. Deschenes’s work likewise does not follow codes of photographic display, often taking space as panels arranged in patterns throughout the floorplan of a room, thus in interplay with viewers and the surrounding architecture as it catches their light. Her work was included in The Kitchen’s 2016 group show “From Minimalism into Algorithm,” and she participated in a panel discussion as part of The Kitchen’s L.A.B. series. For more information, please see: