NEWS

 

Three of my nature images won Honorable Mention in the 12th Pollux Awards, Abstract Category. Exhibit plans for 2019 tba. The Juror was Philip Brookman, Consulting Curator, Department of Photographs, National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

One of the same images, Blue Forest shown on this home page, was selected for the 2018 International Juried Exhibition, Online Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA. Juror was Eve Schillo, LACMA.

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I spent the month of September on hiatus in Joshua Tree. While it was primarily a personal time out, I did do a little photography, restricting my subject matter to rock forms in Joshua Tree National Park, and water motion at Whitewater Preserve. I am working with this new material in the studio now.

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It was a quiet summer in the studio this year as I finished a second group of pictures originating at Bernheim Forest last fall. This work is more complex, going deeper into abstraction. The new title, With A Crane’s Eye, was taken from the W.G. Sebald poem “After Nature.” I happened to come across the passage describing a painting showing an expansive overview as well as extreme detail. It captures what I’ve worked on for the past few years. Print details still to be determined.

This imagery can be seen as a handmade book at: https://vimeo.com/276779810

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Three images from the series Phantasm: Autumn in the Kentucky Woods were published in the Spring 2018 issue of the Oxford American. They accompany a poem by Wendell Berry.

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I am curating the exhibit wall at Photolab in Berkeley with Andrea McLaughlin, owner of the lab. Cindy Stokes is the next artist, with her series “Form and Formless,” beginning December 1.  photolaboratory.com.

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Last January’s show at Vessel Gallery, Persistence of Light, explored the properties of light with artists Cheryl Calleri and Ron Weil. I presented five cloud images as dye-sublimation prints on aluminum panels. I’ve been working with clouds for a long time but have never shown them or really pulled together a body of work (other than the Sky Grids made in Joshua Tree in 2015). Thanks to Lonnie Lee of Vessel for pushing me that direction!

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PHOTO Fine Art Photography, the gallery I directed, closed the Oakland location at the end of 2015, after five great years. Thanks to my partner Henry Bowles for starting a new online version of PHOTO featuring some of the artists we exhibited in the physical gallery.

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