"The Art of Collecting"
Three American photographers, three different processes for expressing their own creative minds, three ways of collecting the world which surrounds them.
Jerry Burchfield was an artist, curator, author and educator living in California. He was known as an environmentally conscious artist-activist. He received many awards including the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Japan. Six photographs from the series Primal Images and Understory are exhibited in this group show. These images are based on photograms created while visiting the Amazon Basin and the Florida Everglades. They were photographed and then scanned to be digitally printed. These fossil-like works, celebrate the natural beauty of nature, while alluding to the vulnerability of these two disapearing wilderness areas.
Rick Steadry is an artist and educator who has been instrumental in developing the prestigious School of Photography at Orange Coast College in California. His work has been exhibiying in the US and Europe. For over 25 years, he has been working on a series of photographs shot exclusively in Paris, called Billet Doux de Paris (love letters fron Paris). He captures moments of light and scenes of day to day life with a special eye for romantic and incongruous situations. Rick shots 35 mm slides, scans them and has them digitally printed.
Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli was born in France, lives in California but currently resides in Genova. Both Jerry Burchfield and Rick Steady have been her teachers and mentors. For 10 years, she has been exploring the possibilities of digital printing on Japanese papers and other alternative processes. Her work has been exhibited in the U.S and Europe and her artist’s books are in numerous collections. Each image of the Imaginary Biology: Fauna series, presented in the show, is made of animal parts found at taxidermist’s shops. They are shot in studio and digitally printed on an albumen hand-coated Japanese paper. The paper looks like skin to welcome the spirit of the animals.
Thank you to Barbara Burchfield (Jerry’s widow) and John Hesketh (of Photomation Inc.) for making this exhibition possible.
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