Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

NLE Lab: Southeast Queens Biennial

February 9 - April 21, 2018

Helen Dennis


Merge at the Triboro Bridge (2010)

Photographic Drawing 12” x 12”

Merge at the Triboro Bridge, is formed through complex interrelated processes. Beginning with an initial photographic sourcing of the bridges which connect the area of East Harlem with outer boroughs of New York, the images are produced by drawing on multiple layers of transparent paper, and then compressing the images between glass to produce a photographic negative. In the spirit of the bridge itself, Merge at the Triboro Bridge brings together diverse media and artistic techniques to create a dynamic yet subtle effect.


Unabridged (2010) 


Helen Dennis combination of drawing and photography merge the actual and imagined shadows of the Brooklyn Bridge. In intense and contrasting black and white images, she emphasizes the architectural structures that define DUMBO and the historical buildings that have established the area, both past and present.