Albury photographs under the Lofoten Islands' midnight summer sun to create ghostly cyanotypes of a broken chandelier found at a Norwegian junk store, creating works that speak of the passing of time both physically and metaphorically. Paired with these unique works are sculptures from her Burned Out series. Inspired by incinerated 16mm film and using the raku firing technique, Albury's otherworldly sculptures are reminiscent of remnants of fossil bones found in an archeology site.
Vanessa Albury was born in Nashville, TN in 1978 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in Studio Art from New York University’s Steinhardt School. Albury uses analog materials to discuss ephemerality and invites spontaneous occurrences in everyday moments as a means to access the sublime.