A painterly use of photography

  Work from Cree Bruins's show "Drawn to Light'' through Jan. 1, at Kingston Gallery, Boston.

Work from Cree Bruins's show "Drawn to Light'' through Jan. 1, at Kingston Gallery, Boston.

Cate McQuaid write in The Boston Globe; "In her series 'Drawn to Light,' Bruins makes jazzy collages from bits of cut-up slide film, which she has exposed and chemically processed to derive a soft, smoky palette....

"A century ago, photographers sought to re-create paint's materiality, making brush strokes in the darkroom. In Bruins's work film comes full circle, just as it fades in the face of digital photography. It becomes the material.''