Draw Blood for Proof
Initially conceived as a personal project on the walls of Sorrenti’s New York loft, the material in Draw Blood for Proofeventually found its way onto gallery walls as a large-scale installation piece in 2004. Papering the site from floor to ceiling with layers of collected snapshots, contact sheets, prints, Polaroids and ephemera drawn from over fifteen years of work, Sorrenti’s collection was a unique look into the artist’s diaristic creative process, going beyond ideas of public and private production.
Re-photographed as a series of 8x10 Polaroids and reconstituted here, Sorrenti’s montage finds yet another incarnation in book form. Here the images are both documentation and personal exploration, and the layout repositions Sorrenti’s photographs in a series faithful to their placement on the walls of the gallery.