21 Autumn Glare 16x20
September 11, 2013 | See comments »

For our September’s member installation at The Foundry the theme was Autumn. The members were challenged to submit artwork using Autumn or Fall colors. Here is my piece, Autumn Glare. This is listed for $250.00 and is available for purchase. Acrylic. 16 x 20 “deep dish” gallery wrapped canvas.

2013.5.5 Jessica McEuen
May 24, 2013 | See comments »

Hard Wired, a solo exhibit by Jessica McEuen

Mid-May I curated a one-night solo show by member Jessica McEuen at The Foundry.

“When the cogs take over, perhaps nothing changes. Perhaps the same things get done and need doing. Perhaps cliques emerge and judgment is passed. Perhaps what is left carries on without notice. When the people go, maybe all that changes is the need for sunglasses.” – Jessica McEuen

Jessica has created “a robot world, where nothing seems too different from the present, just a little shinier.” Jessica’s pieces are robots in humorous scenes with unique shapes and features. Mature audience.

It happened to be a slow night, but many friends came out to show support and play hang-man as a group. Great fun.

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May 24, 2013 | See comments »

{03C693F9-BB73-4449-B8CA-35F09C8EAD51}Months ago I turned in my submission for the Eye Gallery show this summer at the Bakersfield Museum of Art. The artists for this show are hand selected by a committee of organizers between the Bakersfield Californian and BMoA. I was honored to be a selected artist this year.

The assignment? Within a 96 hour period the artists are to write a portion of a story, 50 words or less, and illustrate their entry. You only see the pieces preceding your contribution and build on the stories of the artists before you. I was number five. This was a great challenge. During the exhibit in June, the pieces, both written and visual, will hang in order and tell the complete story. My piece introduced the character of the story. A woman intrigued by a ghostly yet familiar silhouette in her yard.

I’m looking forward to the opening!

 

 

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/

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