Divided into sections that represent the breadth of Alison Rossiters process and vision, Expired Paper offers a comprehensive look at the artists body of workLatent, Tarnish, Landscapes, Pools, Pours, Dips, Quads, and Collages. Art critic Leah Ollman has been contemplating Rossiters work for years, and her accompanying text serves as an ideal complement to the images: All of the works pay homage to the rich idiosyncrasies of photographic papers across history, and restore a sanctity to the photograph as object. Made without cameras, lenses or film, the works are nothing but process and materiality. Their subject, if they can be said to have one, is time, photographys most irreducible ingredient. (Art in America)
The book also includes a selection of early 20th-century photographic paper packages (which the artist has collected for over 30 years) in a separate booklet.