The image shown below will be part of the Analog v. Digital! exhibit at Michael Foley Gallery in New York. This summer show will be open August 16-26.
Two new book projects are wrapping up at the same time:
• My Joshua Tree series, Zone of Transformation: Nature in the High Desert, has been published under the direction of Datz Press in Seoul. The limited edition of 300 offset, stitched, hard-cover books should arrive around the end of July. Custom slipcases for 10 copies are being made by Klaus Rotzscher in Berkeley as part of the Special Edition to be packaged with a print.
• The handmade-book version of the Strangeness of Seeing project is nearly done. This is a set of two books, one containing all the horizontal images in the series, and one with the vertical images. Both books are fairly large and have full-bleed prints so the viewer can be immersed in the natural form and become tangled in the line. I presented prototype books at Photolucida in April to an enthusiastic reception then came back to the studio to produce the final books.
I am thrilled to report I’ve been selected as 2017 Artist in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, in Clermont, Kentucky. The forest consists of 14,378 acres of old logged hillsides approaching “old growth” status, and watersheds that run clean. I am looking forward to expanding my abstract nature imagery in a new ecosystem in the fall.
Bernheim was founded in 1929 as a place for people to find peace, understanding, and common interest in nature. The specific goal of the organization, which coincides with my own work, is to inspire the exploration of our deep connections with nature.
I will curate the exhibit wall at Photolab in Berkeley, beginning in September, with Andrea McLaughlin, owner of the lab. Exhibitions there have languished for a while and we are starting a new program to feature the work of regional photo-based artists. We anticipate that regularly scheduled formal shows will fill the entrance wall, reserving the inside walls for casual showing of work by Photolab’s customers and employees. New schedule TBA at photolaboratory.com.
PHOTO Fine Art Photography, the gallery I directed, closed the Oakland location at the end of 2015, after five great years.
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