Friday, April 22, 2011

coming out of the dark---room!!!

       as if Michigan winters aren't dark enough, I've spent a great deal of it in a darkroom
processing my slides from 1980 that I'd taken in New Mexico...taking classes to convert them into digitalized negatives to print. . . When I finish this series, and it's shipped off to Ranchos de Taos, I'll write about the process and post images: most are silver, and a few of them are coated by hand with platinum/palladium on vellum, exposed to light, and bathed in developer. Dried, and then gold leaf is laid on the back side.....Here are two of my prints:

                                                       GIVING US THE LIGHT.




CHACO CANYON, 1980




SAN FRANCISCO DE ASSIS CHURCH, RANCHOS DE TAOS


My work will be part of a four person show across from the church at Two Graces Gallery.
The show is called "Four Directions, Four Visions".
I appreciate this opportunity and  will be sharing it with the owner Robert Cafazzo, as well as Caterina Giglio and Vicki VanAmeyden. 
It opens June 3rd.