Planthouse, in collaboration with Aspinwall Editions, is pleased to present Susan Goethel Campbell | Questions of Travel, the first exhibition with the artist at the gallery. The exhibition includes eleven prints from her series Lost Cities. The prints all made while in lockdown are being shown in New York for the first time.
Each Lost City print comprises two layers of thin Goyu paper printed in colors from birch plywood and perforated with tiny hand-punched holes. The hues and wood grain patterns evoke aquatic or snow-covered environments, and the perforations suggest networks of lights that delineate settlements, urban grids, thoroughfares, and bridges. Some of these holes only pierce the top layer of paper, exposing the printed paper's color underneath; other holes go through both layers, revealing the bright white of the backing board.