There is a yearly group photography exhibition in Philadelphia that I have been part of for the past five years with the Light Room, an artist-run non-profit photographic arts center in Philadelphia.
In the past I have used this to show new work made during that year, with work ranging from ink jet prints of found objects, to platinum-palladium prints on hand-made Japanese paper, to gold leaf backed transparencies of images of the Sun. These past shows have been organized around a specific body of work, but this year I decided to take a much different approach and looked back to re-examine photographs of the landscape of the American West I have made over the past fifteen years.
This exhibition allowed me to create a show representative of the techniques I have been writing about on this site, and have been teaching in one-on-one lessons for the last several months—ranging from different scanning techniques of large and medium-format negatives, different raw conversion techniques for digital capture, as well as custom ink mixing with Piezography and profiling with QuadToneRIP.
There will seven other photographers, with a wide range of work and processes, including: hand-colored salt prints, platinum/palladium prints, gelatin-silver prints, and color inkjet prints on paper and metal.
There is a big opening this Friday, August 7th, from 5-9PM and a more relaxed artists’ reception on Sunday, August 9th, from 2-5PM.
If you are in the area and are able to attend one of those dates I would love to see you.
The Light Room, one of Philadelphia’s select photography organizations, will return for their fifth in an annual series of summer group exhibitions. Eight photographers will present their latest work over a range of media and subject matter. The Light Room, founded in 2000, is an artist-run non-profit photographic arts center in Philadelphia. Our goal is to foster an environment in which members can achieve their photographic objectives through the use of modern, professional darkroom and studio facilities, ongoing education, and the sharing of ideas.
Mary Ann Broderick-Pakenham, Richard Boutwell, G. A. Carafelli, Carlos Chan, Ronald Corbin, Annarita Gentile, Josh Marowitz, and Al Wachlin, Jr.
First Friday: August 7, 2015 5 - 9PM
Artist Reception: Sunday, August 9, 2015 2 - 5PM
Closing: Sunday, August 30, 2015 2 - 5PM
Address: 45 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 Phone: (215) 625-0993
About the Photographs
All photographs in the show (and seen above) are carbon pigment prints on Canson Edition Etching made with a custom six-shade ink set made with a blend of Piezography Carbon and Selenium inks. This mix of inks on this particular paper creates a wonderful color that somewhat resembles great modernist vintage gelatin silver prints made between 1930-1950.
If you've ever wondered what these things look like in the flesh then this is a great opportunity to get up close and personal (and enjoy some gallery wine while you're at it).