Hotel Detective, magnetic pushpins attaching hand-cut photographs to magnetic substrate, each substrate approximately 16 x 20 inches, 2014-present (series ongoing).
Hotel Detective is an exhibition of photographs of hotel notepads and the notes they once contained. For several years Brian Goeltzenleuchter has collected notepads from hotels around the world. A staunch enthusiast of the Detective Fiction entertainment genre, Brian has embraced the investigative technique of making graphite rubbings on the top sheet of a notepad to reveal the message left from the previous note. Hotel Detective features more than thirty images from his collection, each photographed and hand-cut to scale, then mounted on magnetic, “trompe l'oeil” bulletin boards. The result is a series of playfully posed questions about the nature of knowledge.