Hello and happy 2014. I wanted to share a recent post appearing on Colossal
“There is no better, there is no more open door by which you can enter into the study of natural philosophy than by considering the physical phenomena of a candle. I trust, therefore, I shall not disappoint you in choosing this for my subject rather than any newer topic, which could not be better, were it even so good.” -Michael Faraday
I hope June is treating you well. My two solo shows in Boston and Chicago have been well received, please read the review! Now that the shows are up and rolling I’ve had time to return to the darkroom to make some new work with the light and wax from red candles. These new works are made with 4 sheets of 20×16 inch silver gelatin paper. I hope you enjoy them
I am so thrilled to announce my show Backscatter will open this Friday at Gallery Kayafas 450 Harrison Ave Boston MA 02118. I will be exhibiting work diverse in its scale and approach to the medium of photography (photograms, contacts, inkjets, scanner work, view camera, etc) yet visually harmonious. I will be premiering several of my newest projects including pieces made with the light and wax of candles, Star Fields, and many pictures from Back to Light in which I draw energy from organic materials. I hope you can see it!
By exploring the world at hand, from the basement to the backyard, I have found a resonance in things. An energy vibrates in that space between our perceptions of the world and the potential the mind senses for our interventions within the world. This energy is the source of all true art and science, it breeds those beloved “Ah Ha!” moments and it allows us to sense the extraordinary in the common.
I’ve been busy preparing work for two solo shows this May so it has been a while since my last post. One show is in Boston at Gallery Kayafas which opens May 17th in conjunction with the flash forward photo festival http://www.flashforwardfestival.com/exhibitions/backscatter, My show at Schneider Gallery in Chicago opens May 3rd. Please be sure to visit if you’re in the area.
I’ve also been making more work with the light and wax from candles. These newest pieces are bigger prints at 20 x 16 inches and 24 x 20 inches! I’m exploring working with the circle as it shows a bit more logic and something of a system to this still unpredictable process. The colors as quite accurate in these digitized versions and such a surprise each time! Enjoy.