During the pandemic I’ve been working alone in the studio each day, and not doing much else. This has given 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. Some get thrown away, and I carefully purge them everywhere on my computer and backup drives. In other cases, I’ve been able to pull together coherent groups of imagery and add them to inventory. So, the 2019-20 Images section of this website is slowly growing. Although I set up this web page to hold those 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 nearly finished. All prints are made and the binding is progressing. The smaller book, 4.5 x 8 inches, is an edition of 10 + 2AP. The 9-x-6-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 sizes. A few 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, early in the pandemic 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
• PHOTO Fine Art Photography closed the Oakland location at the end of 2015, after five great years.
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