Friday, August 3, 2018

Elevate at Adobe Art Gallery

My photograph, Canopy, is included in Elevate, the Adobe Art Gallery's inaugural fundraiser and silent auction exhibition.
The exhibition runs from August 11 through September 29, 2018, with a preview reception on Saturday, August 11, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and a silent auction and closing reception on Saturday, September 29, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Adobe Art Gallery is located at  20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546.

Proceeds of the exhibition will go towards upgrading exhibition walls and gallery lighting.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Land, Sea, Air at F-Stop Magazine

Three of my photographs are included in the group exhibition Land, Sea, Air at F-Stop Magazine (issue #90, August-September). I encourage you to view the range of interpretations of the theme at F-Stop's website.

 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show at Santa Clara University

RayKo has closed, but the annual Plastic Camera Show lives on!

The exhibit celebrates "[b]eautiful prints from less-than-gorgeous cameras" - cameras that are as "obsolete, flawed, and lo-tech" as possible.

I'm honored and happy that my photograph, "Trail and contrail," is included in the Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show at Santa Clara University.


The exhibition runs from July 13 through October 19, 2018, with a reception on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

It is located at Santa Clara University's Art and Art History Department Gallery, Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, and can be reached by phone through 408-554-4000.

The juror for the  Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show was fine art photographer, master printer, educator, and curator Ann M. Jastrab.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Revived With Light at Bath House Cultural Center

I'm proud and delighted that my photograph, "If I could come home", is included in the exhibition Revived With Light at the Bath House Cultural Center.

The Bath House Cultural Center is located at 521 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX  75218. The exhibition runs from July 7 through August 4, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 7, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This unique exhibition celebrates the unpredictability and beauty of art produced with expired photographic materials.

When it comes to using photographic film, many artists soon recognize that, notwithstanding their efforts to amass extensive experience and technical knowledge, the medium still demonstrates aspects of randomness that, more often than not, produce unexpected results. To some of those artists, the inherent element of unpredictability connected with the use of film represents a force of discord that they must try to tame and conquer, armed with precision tools, light readings, and the aid of long-lived techniques and practices. To many other artists, however, the uncertainty of film is cherished and celebrated and is perceived as a favorable characteristic of their art-making. Changeability of results is seen as a strength by these creators for they believe that beautiful, albeit unexpected, images can come from conditions that cannot be fully controlled. Given their predilection for media and creative methods that yield unplanned outcomes, these artists have frequently shown an interest in the use of expired photographic materials.

Expired photographic materials (film, paper, instant camera sheets) are excellent media for the curious artist who enjoys experimenting with unorthodox processes that can potentially capture truly unique photographs. The Revived With Light exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center examines the strong appeal of degraded film and paper that are past their intended use-by date. Although expired photographic materials do not guarantee reliable results, artists explore their use because they can yield stunning surreal images not achievable with other methods. What to some photographers would seem like a deterrent (haze streaks, color shifts, larger grain, necessary exposure modifications) appears attractive and intriguing to the artists participating in this exhibition who see those characteristics not as deficiencies or constraints, but rather as an incomparable vehicle of personal expression.

The juror for Revived With Light was Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator and Curator for the Bath House Cultural Center.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Atlantis unexpected

Zero Image 6x9 pinhole camera, Rollei RPX 25 film
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Made on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Water at PhotoPlace Gallery

I'm delighted and honored that my photograph, "On the precipice of waking," is included in the exhibition Water at PhotoPlace Gallery.
The exhibition runs from May 30 through June 23, 2018.

PhotoPlace Gallery is located at 3 Park Street, Middlebury, VT, and can be reached by phone at 802-388-4500 .

The juror for Water was fine art photographer, master printer, educator, and curator Ann M. Jastrab.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Magic of Collaboration at Adobe Art Gallery

I'm honored and very pleased that four of my collaborative works with Al Brydon, from the series Tales From a Non-existent Land, are included in the exhibition The Magic of Collaboration at the Adobe Art Gallery. You can see one of them below.

The exhibition runs from May 26 through July 7, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 26, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Adobe Art Gallery is located at 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA and can be reached by phone at 510-881-6735.

The Magic of Collaboration was curated by artist and Adobe Art Gallery director Leah Virsik.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Secret Gardens at Nave Gallery

I'm delighted and proud that my photograph, "You know without having seen," from the series From destruction grows a garden of the soul, is included in the exhibition Secret Gardens at the Nave Gallery.
The exhibition runs from May 4 through June 17, 2018. There will be a reception on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The Nave Gallery is located at 155 Powderhouse Road, Somerville, MA  02144.

The juror for Secret Gardens was artist, curator, and ARTSomerville outreach director Tori Costa.