BRUCE CHARLESWORTH

EDDIE GLOVE

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES

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PHOTO-NOVELLAS

THE MAN IN THE BACK SEAT

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From Eddie Glove 1976-79

 

 

Eddie Glove is the first of three very different "photo-novellas". Of the three, it is the most reliant on photographs to create a narrative. This fifty-image work took four years to complete and was first shown in 1980 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and Castelli Graphics in New York. Eddie Glove evokes a noir film of the 1940s in its single-source lighting and mood, but there is no detective or crime... just a man who falls into traps wherever he goes. The structure resemble a film in its serialized progression. Most of the individual images could serve as the most heightened moment in a scene from a film. Eddie Glove was preceded by two black-and-white films, The Audition and Jimmy Paradise – made while the artist was still in graduate school – which set the stage for this surrogate movie.

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