Superimpose Poster
April 5, 2013 | See comments »

‘Superimpose” an In-camera Multiple Exposure Photography exhibit by Jennifer Williams and Tim Chong Presented by The Foundry

In April 2013 I curated a wonderful exhibit at The Foundry. The show was delivered professionally wrapped and wired, which is always a wonderful thing! The artists were a pleasure to work with. The photography progress they used created original and unique works of art. During their exhibit they had a demonstration at the gallery to reveal their secrets! Four pieces sold within the month.

The show as described and introduced by the artists:

The definition of superimpose: place or lay (one thing) over another, typically so that both are still evident. These images are a blend of science and art. Not only do they require technical understanding to create, but also a pre-visualized concept of how images will blend together into one (and even then, sometimes it’s a surprise). If they have a purpose beyond visual appeal, it’s to show that the dueling worlds of photography can unite harmoniously.

All of the blending was produced in camera using the multiple exposure settings on a Nikon D800 and Canon 5D Mark III. No digital layering or photo manipulation was used to achieve the superimposed images.

What began as two photographers sharing in an effort to learn a new technique, soon evolved into an artistic approach we both found very intriguing. We learned and developed our technique together, sharing technical knowledge and photographing many of the same subjects, at the same time. Yet, we quickly discovered the single images created from these multiple exposures took on a character all their own. We were then inspired to apply it to our love for portraiture, using layers and textures from each subject’s environment. What resulted was a collection of images, expressing distinct visions of two photographers, but still fitting together as one.

More about our artists: Jennifer Williams has pursued art as a profession since earning her Bachelors in Art and Design in 2006. She is a wedding photographer and graphic designer. Tim Chong is a photographer, educator and lifelong scholar of the craft.

Show postcard design by Alan Urquhart. http://www.alanurquhart.com/

First Look photo
April 4, 2013 | See comments »

I was on the Scott Cox show First Look on am radio KERN 1180 this morning discussing our opening at The Foundry on First Friday 4/5/2013! Good fun! Have a look!

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x511835761/First-Look-See-Superimpose-at-The-Foundry

horses
March 23, 2013 | See comments »

I was offered to continue my Hooves and Horns show at The Padre Hotel by just replacing the pieces that have sold. I have three new paintings in mind and began the first today. I spent almost 7 hours in the studio painting with a friend who was working on his own piece for another show. I got a lot of the first painting done.

We will be back at it tomorrow… Here is a progress picture. I don’t have a name for it yet, but it should all come together tomorrow.

Sleeping tight…

BMoA
March 13, 2013 | See comments »

I was contacted by the Bakersfield Museum of Art to participate in an art exhibit for the summer of 2013. The show was quite challenging. I was the fifth artist in the project. Each artist is to write a page of a story 50-80 words and create a piece of art on a provided 20×20 wood panel to illustrate the narrative. You are given only pictures and narratives of the art that precedes your piece. Your narrative can introduce characters and change the story on the turn of a dime.

I chose to finish one chapter and leave it wide open for the next artist. I also introduced the main character as an unnamed woman. This was a great idea and so much fun. Oh! and the kicker you are given 96 hours to complete your project. I can’t wait to attend the opening on June 27th, just four days before my birthday. I hope to see you there!

www.bmoa.org

11 BMoA project 20x20

Heaven
March 13, 2013 | See comments »

Today I heard that one of my very first abstract paintings, “Heaven,” is going to a new home! This is so exciting. This piece will reside in a gentleman’s study here in Bakersfield, CA. I now consider this client a collector as they now own two of my pieces. What a great day! Good bye old friend…

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