Exhibition at Mark Jager Art & Artifacts, Hudson NY, 2017
Artist residency at Mass MoCA in 2016.
Lichens has been a collector of objects for over 40 years. His collection plays a significant role in his photography, in some cases the objects are used as props or icons to represent a gestalt, mood or personal symbol about his position or feelings about a topic. Below are photos of the studio space, including ones from the past as well as the present.
Lichens uses a variety of mediums to create his prints. Silver, gold and copper leaf, French watercolor pencils, pastels, and watercolor pigment. The work now includes silvering vintage glass with metallic silver and copper, using a Renaissance-era process.
In 1976, Lichens saw the Alexander Calder exhibition at the Whitney museum. Inspired by the forms, he created his darkroom dodging and burning tools in 1978, which he still owns and uses, along with his darkroom equipment from the 1970s.
Exhibition at the Parker-Smalley Gallery in NYC in the 1980s