Show: Color Darkroom Innovators
Artists: Robert Calafiore & Joseph Minek gallery1of1.com/Exhibit_Detail.cfm?ShowsID=79
Venue: Gallery 1/1 / 2856 NW Market St Ste 2G in BallardWorks
Event: October 19th 6pm - 9pm
Showing: Now through November 11th
GALLERY 1/1 is pleased to present the West Coast debuts of two innovative photographic artists, Hartford-based Robert Calafiore and Cleveland-based Joseph Minek. This two-person exhibition will feature new work by these artists who embrace process, material, and traditional darkroom techniques and each has elevated their studio-based craft into an exciting direction for photography. Calafiore employs his hand-built pinhole camera to create vivid large-scale one-of-a-kind chromogenic prints of abstracted still life tableaus constructed with mid-century modern glass objects. Minek also has a modernist abstract painterly quality to his work that he achieves by applying photographic chemistry on light sensitive color paper breaking all the traditional darkroom rules. He then assembles the paper elements into collaged mosaics of striking form and color.
Artist: Robert Calafiore and Joseph Minek: Color Darkroom Innovators
Venue: Gallery 1/1 / in BallardWorks building 2856 NW Market St Studio #2G
Event: September 21st 6pm - 9pm www.facebook.com/events/932848993533269
Showing: September 21st - November 11th
GALLERY 1/1 is pleased to present the West Coast debuts of two innovative photographic artists, Hartford-based Robert Calafiore and Cleveland-based Joseph Minek. This two-person exhibition will feature new work by these artists who embrace process, material, and traditional darkroom techniques and each have elevated their studio-based craft into an exciting direction for contemporary photography.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Robert Calafiore employs his hand-built pinhole camera to create vivid large-scale one-of-a-kind chromogenic prints of abstracted still life tableaus. Robert has an extensive collection of mid-century modern glassware and he transforms these vintage glass objects into precarious and futuristic arrangements. His interest in the process, traditional materials, and the reaction between light and chemistry, as well as the personal and universal stories told through everyday objects, drives the work in his studio practice. Elevating the ordinary to the extraordinary, the every day to a magical place, continues to be one of his primary motivators. Robert received his MFA in Photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his BFA in Photography from Hartford Art School. Currently, he lives and works in West Hartford, CT where he is the Assistant Dean of the Hartford Art School. His prints have been exhibited widely including the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, and Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Joseph Minek focuses on the potentiality of photographic material, most notably its ability to transcend its conventional analysis and use in image-making. By applying photographic chemistry to exposed light sensitive papers, he constructs images whose colors, marks, and compositions reference the aesthetics of modernist abstract paintings while remaining firmly rooted in the realm of photography through size and surface value. Joe’s primary pursuit lies in how photographic material is translated into images beyond the traditional processes, and how these images can influence viewers to reflect on not only what is shown through the imagery but also the possibilities of the photographic medium. He is an artist based in Cleveland, OH and received his MFA in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and his BFA in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has exhibited his work nationally in spaces such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, INDEX, and Capital One Headquarters. Joseph holds busy Adjunct Faculty positions at The Cleveland Institute of Art and Cuyahoga Community College.
Show: Summer Salon
Venue: Gallery 1/1 / 2856 NW Market St, #2G
Event: August 17th 6pm - 9pm
Showing through September 9th
The GALLERY 1/1 "Summer Salon" show includes one-of-a-kind photographs that we have selected from our flat files and backroom that we have not previously exhibited. We will be featuring some very affordable and exciting contemporary prints mixed with some rare vintage classics.
Jonas Yip - His unique hand-pulled Polaroids rework long-expired chemicals to reveal evocative landscapes and cloudscapes reminiscent of Classical Chinese Shan Shui paintings, which did not aim to depict the realistic appearance of nature but rather capture its essence and rhythm, and ultimately express the artist’s inner landscape.
Daniel Kukla - Impossible Project Instant Film from the Proving Grounds series. Taken at at sea in the archipelago of Svalbard within the Arctic Circle. The abstracted nature of these unique prints is due to the subzero temperatures causing "semi-failures" of the camera and film medium.
Paula Riff -Cyanotype on hand-marbled Japanese paper. Series: What's love got to do with it.
Andrew K. Thompson - The Penetrating the Veil series of cameraless c-print chemigrams by Andrew is a powerful attempt to use the destructive gesture of manipulating the surface of the photographic paper to express unarticulated emotions behind the facades of everyday relationships.
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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Artists: Brianna Tadeo & DM Witman
Venue: Gallery 1/1 / 2856 NW Market St #2G
Event: May 18th 6pm - 9pm www.facebook.com/events/435711166795507/
Join us during the Ballard Night Out, Thursday, May 18th for a special opportunity to meet the featured artists of our exhibit, "Photo Biologique: Light + Life." Brianna Tadeo will be in town from Oakland, CA for one night only to talk about her vibrant "Blood Prints" and share for the first time some behind the scenes video of her color darkroom process. DM Witman will be joining live via Skype from her darkroom studio in Maine to give us a peek into how she collaborates with common garden slugs to make her cosmically inspired "Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena" series of silver-gelatin prints. You won't want to miss the chance to learn about these incredibly unique prints and meet the artists who make them.
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.
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