Pola-Vision at the Terrazas Library

Many thanks to the City of Austin and the Terrazas Library for showcasing my Polaroid images during the 2015 East Austin Studio Tour and for a few months thereafter.  It is an honor to offer art to my local community.  Ten large format framed prints were installed in the public meeting room and 7 other artworks were placed throughout the library. My favorite space at this library is the children’s reading section.  I like that Aloha Spirit was featured here so that children would dream of going to Hawaii as I do. Also, a big thank you to all of the library staff for being so warm and excited to share my work.

 

“Flawed” Exhibit and a Hand-Manipulated time-zero Polaroid Film Image

Beauty Rituals © Tina Weitz

Beauty Rituals © Tina Weitz

flawed: an instant film exhibition featuring juror, Michael Kirchoff, will be on view at ASmith Gallery January 15 through March 6, 2016.  I am grateful and excited to be included in this instant (magic) imagery.

receptions | January 30 & February 27, 2016 4 to 7pm
103 N Nugent Ave, Johnson City, TX 78636

about the image:
From the days of fresh Polaroid time-zero film and the hand-manipulation of the chemicals within.  I often did this within 24 hours of a shoot, by heating the surface of the print with a hair dryer to increase the pressure sensitivity of the magic happening directly beneath the thin top surface.  My tool of choice, a barbecue skewer – scraping and shaping the facets of the image to my pleasing.

Beauty Rituals is a comment on the daily peacock rituals expected of beauty and today’s “modern” woman.  These items were pulled from my own makeup drawers in the powder room from my (then) daily quest of this concept.