Thursday, December 27, 2012

Exhibitions of 2012

     Photographs from two exhibitions this fall, both of which included my seascape photographs. The top five images are from an exhibition called Peripheries, at The Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute, with Missy Weimer and Raelyn Ruppel. I hung 28 seascapes prints with the horizon parallel. The installation became both about the individual images and the installation as a whole, creating one large horizon line and engulfing the viewers peripheries. 

     The bottom five photographs are from a show I had in October at The Hallway Gallery, in Jamaica Plain, MA. This show, titled sea-coast/sea-ghost, consisted of two different bodies of work. I hung a smaller selection of seascape photographs on one wall, and 5 large scale photograms on the opposite wall, which is only about five feet away, hence why its called The Hallway Gallery. The photograms had a wavy, ghost-like fluidness to them, giving more of a physical representation to the idea of being engulfed by the sea. They were hung from the top with the bottom left to curl out toward the viewer. 

     While the seascapes were hung with the horizon line parallel, I personally had a different experience with this installation verses the one I had at The Diego Rivera Gallery. Since you could only back up about 5 feet away from the images at The Hallway Gallery, you were never really able to take in all of the images at once, and the further away ones really faded out of sight, whereas at the Diego Rivera Gallery, you were able to stand about 30 feet back and experience that line from a distance. Both had different effects and it was interesting to be able to experience the work in two totally different ways. 

 Me, Missy and Raelyn during our installation of Peripheries at The Diego Rivera Gallery. 

Two Views of my installation, 28 images all hung with the horizon line parallel.

Raelyn talking about her work during our artist talk at the opening reception. 

During the opening reception of Peripheries.

Me and Brent, friend and owner of The Hallway Gallery, hang my show sea-coast/sea-ghost.

 First half of the show installed, 17 framed seascapes, with the horizon parallel.  

Whole view of sea-coast/sea-ghost, at The Hallway Gallery, October 2012. 

Five large scale photograms, hung from the top and left to curl at the bottom. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012