The recent stay-at-home order for Covid-19 gave me the opportunity to review older work and unfinished projects. It’s been satisfying to see prints which have been put away for some time. I’ve been able to pull together new groups of imagery and finish things left half-done. As a result, the 2019-20 Images section of this website is growing. Although I set up this web page to hold images which are not part of a series, it has grown to contain a few small series.
The handmade books for the Hydrospheric Variations series are finished, including simple custom-size boxes. The smaller book, 4.5 x 8 inches, is an edition of 10 + 2AP. The 9-x-16-inch book is an edition of 5 + 2AP.
A new group of mirrored imagery, Bruce Connor Made Me Do It, is finished and framed. At this point I have only made the one print of each and haven’t decided on editions or other sizes. A few images will work at large sizes but most want to stay small. I would like to keep the series of thirteen images together–and it’s ready to show.
2019 was an eventful year with installation of five murals at UC Davis Medical Center, a solo show at Peninsula Museum of Art, and a number of custom pieces made with the dye-sublimation process on aluminum. At this point in the pandemic shutdown in the US, there are no exhibits planned for 2020.
I have been curating the exhibit wall at Photolab in Berkeley with Andrea McLaughlin, owner of the lab. The dreamy work of JM Golding was installed right before the quarantine began, but now the lab is closed. You can check their opening at photolaboratory.com
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The Same Is Not The Same, with images from several series, was exhibited at Peninsula Museum of Art, July–Oct 2019.
Listen to interview with artists Irene Imfeld and Charles Anselmo, with curator DeWitt Cheng here
Read the curator’s statement here
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