NANCY REXROTH

IOWA
Photographs (1970-1976)

September 5 - September 30, 2000

PRESS RELEASE

Rexroth used a "Diana" camera (a plastic toy camera) for this six-year long project. These selenium and gold toned prints are vignettes that unlock the Midwestern atmospheres of her childhood. Rexroth discovered the Iowa of the past in the Ohio of the present where she currently resides. Her photographs are subjective and autobiographical, finding children in the act of flying, old white houses that wave and shutter, and her mother.
Aunt Martha's Hands, Grandview, Iowa, 1973
toned gelatin silver print
4-1/2 x 4-1/2"
Mother's Knees, Albany, Ohio, 1976
toned gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
Morning Glory Strings, Albany, Ohio, 1975
gelatin silver print
4-1/4 x 4-1/2"
House Side, Malta, Ohio, 1976
gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
Mirror, Pomeroy, Ohio, 1971
gelatin silver print
4-1/4 x 4-1/2"
Marty and His 8x10 View Camera, Hewitt, Minnesota, 1972
gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
House and Bush, Pomeroy, Ohio, 1976
gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
Cola Machine, Pomeroy, Ohio, 1971
gelatin silver print
4-1/4 x 4-1/4"
Emmet Dances the Jig, Krieger Falls, Ohio, 1974
gelatin silver print
2-5/8 x 2-5/8"
Boys Flying, Amesville, Ohio, 1976
gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
Children and Leaves, Shawnee, Ohio, 1974
gelatin silver print
4-1/4 x 4-1/4"
Mississippi Drive, Muscatine, Iowa, 1973
gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
My Mother, Pennsville, Ohio, 1970
toned gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
Diane's Hands, Athens, Ohio, 1976
gelatin silver print
4-1/4 x 4-1/4"
Emmet Smiling, Krieger Falls, Ohio, 1973
gelatin silver print
2-5/8 x 2-5/8"
Waving House, Vanceburg, Kentucky, 1975
gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
A Woman's Bed, Logan, Ohio, 1970
gelatin silver print
4-1/2 x 4-1/2"
Streaming Window, Washington, D.C., 1973
toned gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
Little Chair, Guysville, Ohio, 1970
toned gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
Wall and Unmade Bed, Washington, D.C., 1972
toned gelatin silver print
4 x 4"
White Sky, Chauncey, Ohio, 1976
gelatin silver print
4-1/4 x 4-1/4"