LIGHT ON PAPER - 'Aphrodite'
Black and white photographic print
by Joseph Coscia, Jr.
Archival ink jet print on 100% acid free rag paper
43 x 34 in. edition $1,800
31 x 23 in. edition $750
Joseph Coscia Jr. is Chief Photographer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. During his twenty-five years there, he has been exploring the relationship of the changing effects of natural light on stone surfaces. His work photographing classical sculpture in various settings has led to a fascination of the qualities of light on sculpture in varying conditions.
His series "LIGHT ON PAPER" features photographs of his own paper sculptures. These images capture how modern objects can be manipulated to create a likeness to sculpture by exploring their textures, surfaces, and the play of light in varying conditions.
Joe received his MFA from Hunter College in 1989 and his BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 1982. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications and museum books, most notably 'Light on Stone' published in 2004, a photographic essay with introduction by Elizabeth Milleker.