I Choose Film

bookwork

So excited to be featuring my accordion-pleated artist’s book at the Southern Vermont Arts Center’s group show, I Choose Film. I am looking forward to seeing the art book on display after the years of photographing and interviewing in Rwanda and the many hours of post-production. It’s printed on a luminous, white Japanese Washi, at Indian Hill Image Works, and will be displayed on 12-feet of floating glass so that the light enhances the texture.

The show opening, less than two weeks away, is July 8th from 4 to 6 PM, and is going to be a delight! There will be the opportunity to meet with the many other featured artists and the possibility of having a wet-plate tintype portrait created by the Penumbra Foundation, NYC, (on both Saturday and Sunday). For the young: a “Take Your Best Shot” instant photography contest.

Hope you can make the opening!

Admission is free.

The show is hosted through August 27.

http://www.svac.org/cat-blog-upcoming-exhibitions/405-i-choose-film

http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/i-choose-film-opens-at-svac,510430

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Summer Update

The exhibit of my photography Reclamation: Twenty Years after the Rwandan Genocide closed at The Putney School, Michael S. Currier Center Gallery on May 15th. Thank you to all who attended and made it possible.

Stephen Schaub – for your guidance and artisanal printing of my works

Melissa Johnson – for your energy and assistance with a hammer, nail and eye!

Susan Brearey – for your coordination and support in curating this exhibit

Joyce Kennedy – for your expertise and care in framing

Eve Ogden Schaub – for your hospitality and talkin’ art

Claudine Uwamahoro – for your friendship, curiosity and ambition

My colleagues and family for your continued encouragement and honest feedback

A few of the comments from the exhibit:

“Stunning, transcendent & harrowing!”

“So moving. Stunning photography and commentary adds such poignant dimension too.”

“Thank you for sharing with us a culture that has been left behind the scenes.”

“So very impressive – wonderful talent!”

I’m excited to be collaborating with a few artists here in the States and in Rwanda this summer; I will keep you all updated…

Cooking Freak Open House

Saturday, December 11th, noon to 4!

Shop local….stop by this Saturday at Carol Moore’s Cooking Studio in Bayport where I’ll be joining local artisans for a holiday sale.  Carol (aka the “Cooking Freak”) will be featuring her new, honey-lavender shortbread, and I’ll showcase new work from Indian Hill Vermont as well as Shetland prints treated with encaustic medium. Meet artisans Kathy Seff (glass works), Ellen Cremer (Knit and Felt-ware), Sorella Design (Bridge Winery and plants in hand-painted pots), and Adrienne Lojeck (custom designed hula hoops). Hope to see you………www.cookingfreak.net.

Light Writing

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Preview of works Exhibited at Studio 239

Open House Weekend, May 21-23, 2010

Some of the allure of memory is that its imagery is just beyond our grasp; we get only hints and suggestions of detail, of space, of color.  The pinhole camera uniquely captures this pleasure, this sense of the eerie—precision eluding the viewer but the subjects, the color and light pull from what we felt was once seen.

These images of the Southern Vermont woods are made with a layering of technique.  They are first captured on film with a pinhole camera in 3 to 4-second, handheld exposures. The negatives are then scanned to a digital file and printed in both negative and positive formats on Fabriano Artistico papers. The texture of the Fabriano paper adds a sculptural quality—a depth as the light reflects more diffusely on the surface.

Experience the works up close:

– May 21-23, 2010 at Studio 239, Bayport, NY. Open House Weekend. Friday 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 10-3pm

– June 4, 2010 at First Friday, Philadelphia, PA. Friday 5-9 pm…Old City art district, see http://www.oldcityarts.org/start.html.

Note: For a discussion on the complexity of images, words, and music over time, see: www.philoctetes.org/Past_Programs/The_Lure_and_Blur_of_the_Real.

Have you ever tried Pinhole Photography? Would love to hear your comments and thoughts…

Saturday Art Show December 5th

Shelburne Farms

Late Leaf Fall, Shelburne Farms, Vermont

Stop by Studio 239 in Bayport this Saturday, December 5th,  between 2 and 6 in the afternoon, to view new black and white prints made along the hillsides of Vermont and shot with my Zero Image, pinhole camera.   (See additional images here in Portfolio.)

The show will also feature the most recent prints from my Shetland Islands series–overlapping, panoramic images of cliffs and bays printed on Japanese Unryu and hung as scrolls; wavy, blue and green grasses, blowing in the ever present wind at Shetland on Canson Rag Photographique; and grainy, black and white pinhole shots of my great-grandmother’s croft.

Email me for directions: studio239@gmail.com.

The shot below, of Burra Voe in Northmavine, is printed on Washi Unryu; the natural swirls in the paper add to the ripples on the water’s surface, to the sense of constant movement in the bay off Yell Sound.

Burra Voe, Shetland Islands