Known for developing the "photo-object" genre (artworks which fused the disciplines of photography and sculpture), that exploration has been furthered with a multiple series of what can be seen as perhaps the ultimate "photo-object". The ephemeral nature of the universal jpeg has been addressed, and the default jpeg icon has been solidified into a standard image surrogate.
This ceramic multiple edition is entitled "_____.jpg" and was fabricated in China, in an edition of 125, each signed, numbered and dated.

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© ​ALAN BELCHER 2013

My installation of ‘photographs’ for FRONT International Cleveland Triennial —Great Lakes Research at the Cleveland Institute of Art /Reinberger Gallery, curated by Michelle Grabner. Each individual ceramic jpeg is slugged and tagged with its identifying image from my desktop. (see below)