Current Exhibition | UNCONSCIOUS METAPHORS

Opening Reception: March 20, 2015, 5-9 pm 

Featuring: Anne Arden McDonald

Back Gallery: Bonny Lhotka, Zelda Zinn, Susan kae Grant

First Friday Receptions: April 3rd  and  May 1st , 2015, 5-8 pm

Exhibition Running Through: Saturday, May 2, 2015

A group Exhibition for Month of Photography

 

 

Art Conversations

Tuesday, March 31, 5:30-7 pm

Bobbi Walker Surrealism

“Unconscious Metaphors”

The overreaching goal of this 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and culture was to magnify the creative potential of the unconscious mind.  The Surrealists believed that the conscious mind repressed the power of imagination, weighting it down with taboos. In surreal photography lighting and exposures are often played with more than in conventional photography, and this can lead to ghostly forms, abstract shapes and interesting use of light/shadows. Through free association, cerebral yet irrational, we can witness the juxtaposition of the  intellectual narrative of reality with a dream world.  

 

Tuesday April 28   5:30-7pm   

Bonny Lhotka Hacking the Digital Print

Alternative image capture and printmaking processes

Photography has transformed from darkroom to digital, trading enlargers and chemicals for computers and mice. Along the way we’ve lost something: the roll of the hand-that ability to create truly one-of-a-kind photographic and artistic works in the darkroom.  Now there are new processes for the digital era that mimic, replace, and extend classic photographic techniques, or create entirely new images. These school-safe, non-toxic processes restore the roll of the hand and allow students, instructors, photographers, and artists to hack their work to differentiate themselves and express their creative voice in ways never before possible.