Restoring the Ledge_

Mark Bovey

Bovey’s large-scale, archival inkjet prints examine history from the industrial age to the present while questioning the state of Western capitalism. A production-age ledger/scrapbook acts as a metaphor for society in decay. Using digital and analog images, Bovey combines photography with drawing to suggest personal, universal and elemental worlds overlaying the debits and credits on the page. The history of printed technologies of the past 125 years—the ledger’s new digital versions compared to the analogue— emphasizes the speed of progress.

Curated by Astrid Ho