Artists: Thomas Condon & Juan Manuel Fernandez
Venue: Gallery 1/1 / 2221 NW 56th St. Suite 102
Event: April 19th 6pm - 9pm
Showing through: May 12th
Join us to celebrate Spring this Thursday from 6-9pm during the monthly Ballard Night Out. We will pull some tasty bottles from the cellar, so drop by and toast the season and the one-of-a-kind experimental prints by Thomas Condon and Juan Manuel Fernandez now on view through May 12th.
Cheers Rain or Shine,
Dan Shepherd, GALLERY 1/1 Director/Owner
Tom Condon received his BFA in Painting from Virginia Tech and his MFA in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts. At GALLERY 1/1 we love to see the “hand of the artist” expressed in the prints we exhibit and Tom Condon exemplifies that amalgam of painting and photography with his unique silver gelatin chemigrams. Tom was a sucessful young painter until a life-changing accident shattered both of his arms leaving him unable to paint the same without pain. He turned to photography as his new medium and has refound his artistic voice with the painterly chemigram method of making prints. This experimental process utilizes a painterly application of photochemistry to light sensitive paper creating new imagery that Tom describes as an “imagining of the simultaneous impossibility of the abstract and the familiarity of the real.” We are presenting Tom’s Seattle debut exhibition with a selection of exciting new work in his Homomorphism series made during his current tenure as a Staff Artist for the Vermont Studio Center. See more of hisunique prints on our website.
Juan Manuel Fernandez is an artist and educator based in the Aurora, Illinois. GALLERY 1/1 is pleased to present the Pacific Northwest debut of Juan's "Objective" series of tintype photograms. His series puts a contemporary twist on the historic wet plate collodion process to create photogram tintypes of geometric designs that defy the first impression of just simple shapes to reveal a much more complex and multifaceted construction the deeper you look. This reflects some of Juan's experience growing up as a Latino in the American Midwest. As a father of young children, Juan was inspired to see the world through their eyes particularly with their interest in colorful geometric shapes and how they are constructed. When not in the darkroom making personal work, Juan is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Judson University, Elgin Community College, and Waubonsee Community College. He earned a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and an MFA from Northern Illinois University. Collections holding Juan's photography include Rockford Art Museum, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Museum of Contemporary Photography, and Columbia College Chicago. See more of is unique prints on our website.
Ballard Night Out is presented by Greater Ballard Arts - supporting arts and cultural events in Ballard's 98107 & 98117 zip codes.