Photographs need not be flat, they are layered multidimensional things, yet habit seems to induce most photographs to remain flat.

Perhaps this is a remnant of photography's struggle with the flatness of canvas painting, although artists like Lucio Fontana and Frank Stella succeeded in bending the authority of the rectangular frame in bold and epoch changing ways. Letha Wilson's work seems to continue this conversation through intelligent cuts, folds and crumples that take the photograph into a dimensional dispute with sculpture. Equally noteworthy is Wilson's use of concrete that has followed an interesting progression over the past few years and found its most accomplished form in her 2013 solo show at Art in General in New York City last summer. In the show she exhibited one six foot tall flat frame-like cast that had a c-print of what looked like a canyon tangled amidst cured grey

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