Featured Artists: Jonas Yip / gallery1of1.com/Artist-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=1192
Paula Riff / gallery1of1.com/Artist-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=1187
Daniel Kukla / gallery1of1.com/Artwork-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=1182&NewID=10762
Andrew K. Thompson / gallery1of1.com/Artwork-Detail.cfm?ArtistsID=1181&NewID=10755
Venue: Gallery 1/1 / 2856 NW Market St #2G in BallardWorks building
Event: July 20th 6pm - 9pm / www.facebook.com/events/1183333311800478/
For our Summer Salon we have combed through our flat files and the back room to present you a fun and eclectic selection of unique prints that we have never shown on our gallery walls. From colorful contemporary prints, rare early 20th century photograms to hand-painted Hungarian cabinet cards from the 1880s this show will have something for everyone who loves one-of-a-kind photographic prints. Join us for the opening during the Ballard Night Out art walk on Thursday, July 20th from 6-9pm.
Dan Shepherd, GALLERY 1/1 Director/Owner
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Show: Photo Biologique: Light + Life, featuring Brianna Tadeo & DM Witman
Venue: Gallery 1/1 / 2856 NW Market St #2G
Opening: April 20th 6pm - 9pm www.facebook.com/events/1348633991896020/
Showing: April 20th - June 10th
Join us on Thursday, April 20th from 6-9 pm for the Opening of our latest exhibiton of unique photographic prints, Photo Biologique: Light + Life. We are featuring two artists, Brianna Tadeo and DM Witman, who could be considered biological alchemists in the darkroom. They are exploiting the chemical properties of the photographic medium by harnessing the power of blood and slugs to make their photographic prints.
Photography is usually defined by its classical meaning “drawing with light” but with our latest exhibition, Photo Biologique: Light + Life, we are showcasing two artists, Brianna Tadeo and DM Witman, who each have added a unique biological twist to their traditional darkroom print making methods.
Brianna Tadeo is a fine art photographer based in Oakland, CA. Her vibrant abstract prints are created with an experimental cameraless darkroom process developed by Brianna that combines photo-chemistry, blood and animal organs from the butcher to show a singular moment of the gradual process of cellular decay. She is compressing time into a single instance with these unique one-of-a-kind chromogenic Blood Prints.
DM Witman is an award-winning artist-educator based in Maine. With her series Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena, Deanna continues to explore her themes of obsession – ephemerality, biology, synergy, and finding a way to make the intangible tangible. Over the course of two years, she worked with common slugs directly on silver- gelatin photographic paper. The process involved nightly slug hunting trips into the woods, followed by late night darkroom sessions. An introduction to these one-of-a-kind prints was written by the esteemed scientist and best-selling author, Alan Lightman, who wrote, “In discerning a resemblance of Witman’s slug tracings to the majestic display of the galaxies, we find some union between the very small and the very large, between the fleeting and the long lived, between the animate and the inanimate. And if we can also find in these images a touch of beauty, a sense of imagination, and a flight of whimsy and provocation, then we have fully experienced the voyage that all art attempts to create.”
Show: Illumination: Capturing Light Without a Camera
Artists: Jan Cook & Ross Sonnenberg
Venue: Gallery 1/1 / 2856 NW Market St Studio #2G
Dates: February 16th - April 15th
Opening Reception: February 16th 6pm - 9pm www.facebook.com/events/373151156383292/
The essence of photography is the capture of light to create a visible image. A camera is, by design, a light capturing device but what if you don't use a camera to capture the light? For our exhibition, Illumination - Capturing Light Without a Camera, we feature two artists who make photographic prints with the cameraless alternative process know as a photogram. Each artist in this exhibition has a unique method to create their visual illuminations on photographic paper.
Jan Cook uses a process called “chromoskedasic painting” on her silver-gelatin photograms during the black and white development process by applying photo chemistry that manipulates the paper’s emulsion to scatter the silver particles. This allows Jan to work with several elements that are interesting to her, making marks on paper, altering a photographic image and integrating another medium into the surface of the print. Visually, she is interested in pushing the boundary between where the photographic image begins and ends. Such a hands-on effect gives her photograms a unique radiance that belies the black and white nature of the paper. The light bulbs in her series Bright Ideas seem to glow as if they were electrified. This process is not commonly used and it is a rare treat to see these kind of print in person.
Ross Sonnenberg has embraced a very physical photographic process that could be described as “controlled chaos” which reflects his on going chaotic battle with Lupus. The imagery of distant galaxies from the Hubble telescope inspired him to create a series of unique solar system photogram prints with a “big bang” of his own – fireworks. Ross exposes both chromogenic color paper and silver-gelatin black & white paper to the flashes of exploding fireworks crafting his other worldly visions of an alternate universe. He gives may of his prints a final celestial touch by using a hand-held magnifying glass and the Southern California sun to burn a radiant halo into them. With these one-of-a-kind photograms, Ross harnesses the power of light in a very unconventional and exciting way.
Ballard Night Out is presented by Greater Ballard Arts - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.