It is paramount to our mission to support the talented Photographers whose work we are proud to display. Where we are able to exhibit only one or perhaps a few of their works, many have extensive portfolios – there is so much more to see! Following you’ll find tidbits, quotes, and excerpts from the Artists who are represented in our current exhibition, Alternative Process (on display through July 24). Links to some of the other Alt-P Photographers featured in PPG’s current (and if we may say so, remarkable) collection, will be featured in a day or two – check back for the next post!
Juror, Amy Holmes George: “I seek art that compels me to see differently, forces me to have pause and retains my attention beyond the average viewing experience.” – from her Juror’s Statement for the Alternative Process exhibition. Awakening to Motherhood shows us a bit of Amy’s own alternative process.
Patsy R. Davis eco-artist: “My intention is to honor, celebrate, and preserve the bounty and beauty of our Earth.”
Conor Culver: “…this is the result from human presence and neglect of the underwater environment.” (Connor earned his scuba certification at age 12!)
Rheana Gardner, Professor of Photography, uses the wet plate collodion method (first introduced in 1851).
Diane Fenster’s Secrets of the Magdalen Laundries exhibition took alt-p into the realm of interdisciplinary arts.
Michael S. Honegger’s engaging and endearing Out of Time series of self-portraits certainly display “humor, pathos, and contemplation.”
Peter Janecke’s “Under a Bushel” is printed on vellum with copper leaf and aluminum applied to the back! Find similar of Peter’s work here.
“…contemporary artistic language but with old techniques…” speaks well to Magda Kuca’s inspiring tumblr collection.
The bi-line on Frank Lopez’s site sums it up well: “Antiquarian Avant-Garde Photographer” – you’ll find more of his pinholes, tintypes and ambrotypes there.
“An illusion becomes truth when it is believable and a truth becomes irrelevant without interpretation.” – words from Bridget Murphy Milligan, College of Wooster Professor of Art; click here for more of Bridget’s photographic tales.
Cyanotypes, gelatin silver prints, Van Dyke Browns, Gum Bichromates – Brian Powers’ artistic vision is well-executed through several of the alternative processes.
“Direct manipulation of images, alternative substrates and organic materials articulate the distress and pleasures I have experienced,” as professed by Arista Slater-Sandoval, whose extensive studies in Alt-P may be witnessed at aristaslatersandoval.com
“The tasks, bindings and contortions affecting the character reflect the interior, unseen workings of the self,” as read on Michelle Rogers Pritzl’s site. For more of Michelle’s tintypes and other Alt-P inspiration, take a look at her portfolios.
More tidbits from the artists features in our Alternative Process exhibition will appear in short order. In the mean time, enjoy taking a few moments to explore these creative’s work. We enjoy learning more about the talent on display at PhotoPlace Gallery.