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Foto Forest: Photographic Selections by Bernheim Artists in Residence

 

JIMMY FIKE Mock Strawberry

 

The Louisville Photo Biennial may officially be over, but there are still some great LPB exhibits up in and around town.  You can see my work in LVA’s Louisville Photo Biennial exhibit Altered Perceptions at Mayor Greg Fischer’s gallery at Metro Hall until January 18th, 2018.

from my latest series phyto- + -graphy, Collected@Bernheim, multi paneled, aluminum aged with plant specimens.

 

You can also take a trip down 1-65 south to beautiful Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest and see the photo biennial show I’m not only featured in, but one I also curated in my new role as Bernheim’s Visual Art Coordinator!

FOTO FOREST: Photographic Selections by Bernheim Artists in Residence is on view at the Education Center until December 29th so you still have lots of time to see this exhibit and get a hike in before the new year!

EILEEN NEFF Field Tops at Night

 

For more than three decades, the Artist in Residence program has attracted artists from around the world who seek to use Bernheim as their inspiration and to explore ideas that reinforce Bernheim’s mission of connecting people with nature.

from ALUMINATURE series, ‘Natural Mystic‘, Digital Image Transfers and Oil Paint on Aged Aluminum with Plant Specimens.

 

Photography as an artistic medium has a long-standing history in the Artist in Residence program at Bernheim.  But as the photographic medium has changed over the years, so has artistic interpretation of the landscape changed with photography.  FOTO FOREST is an exhibition that celebrates unique and diverse interpretations of the Bernheim landscape.

Nothing, in the World #3145, Abstracted nature photograph by Irene Imfeld

 

 

 

Visitors can enjoy photographs from artists Eileen Neff, Jimmy Fike, Nori Hall and Christopher Burkett, as well as highlights from Bernheim’s 2017 Artists in Residence Sharon Harper and Irene Imfeld. The exhibition is located in Bernheim’s Education Center.  In December the Education Center will be open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on weekends.  This exhibit is free of charge. The $5 weekend environmental impact fee still applies at the gate for non-members.

from ALUMINIATURE series, ‘Magnolia Blossoms for Days’, Digital Images Transfers and Oil Paint on Custom-Made Aluminum Substrate

Out of Frame–Student Exhibition at StudioWorks by ZoomGroup

Out of Frame: October 13th – November 18th: Studio Works by Zoom Group

1503 Bardstown Road, Louisville, 40204 

This past summer I had the pleasure of teaching a 12-week photography class with StudioWorks artists at Zoom Group.  There was nothing more thrilling than showing up to an attentive and excited crowd ready for another photographic adventure. The class was rooted in the fundamentals of strong photo composition and reinforced with each new lesson, allowing the artists to hone their photographic eyes.

 

Thanks to Reggie for capturing this fun shot of me during our light painting session.

 

Louisville Photo Biennial provided the cameras and photos printers for processing the work created in class. And just like the darkroom, there is a sense of magic when you see an image coming to life. Because StudioWorks produces art for sale to the general public, we spent a lot of time reviewing images and selecting the worthiest of being printed.

 

 

StudioWorks artists explore a variety of artistic mediums and it was fun for me as an instructor to introduce several photo-based mixed-media projects to this group.  We addressed photography’s early history but in a modern fashion when printing digital negatives and exposing them on fabrics via light sensitive dyes in the bright sunlight. We also referenced 19th century tin types through digital image transfers that we ‘printed’ onto aged aluminum with interesting results!

 

At the Kentucky State Fair…one of several off site field trips with Studio Works!

 

Highlights of the course were creating light paintings, an in-camera photography effect achieved through slow shutter speeds in low lighting; as well as several off-site field trips to the Kentucky State Fair, the Big Four Walking Bridge and exploring the vast photographic collection at Paul Paletti Gallery in NULU Arts District. The length of this program enabled me to establish a relationship with each artist while having the time to fully dive into the creative options of the digital camera as well as explorations beyond the electronic image.

 

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StudioWorks employee Andrew Hardin did a great job installing the exhibition!

 

Out of Frame is a featured exhibition in the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a regional festival occurring in over 60 venues throughout the Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana area from September 22-November 11. Through exhibits, receptions, workshops and educational opportunities, the Biennial celebrates the medium of photography in all of its richness and variety, and its ability to touch and enrich our lives.

ALUMINATURE at Swanson Contemporary

Excited to announce my upcoming solo exhibition, ALUMINATURE at Swanson Contemporary from September 27TH – October 28TH 2017!   #savethedate   #ALUMINATURE  #onehelluvayear

CELEBRATE WITH ME AT THE OPENING RECEPTION — FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2017,  from 6 – 9 PM

ALUMINATURE references not only to the variety of aluminum surfaces to which images are presented onto but also to the phenomena of the natural world in my subject matter. The exhibition features work from several recent series in addition to new works inspired by my experience as the 2017 Regional Artist in Residence at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. 

Swanson Contemporary will also be open during the First Friday Trolley Hop on October 6th from 6 – 9 PM.  The gallery is located in the heart of the NULU Arts District at 636 East Market in Louisville, Kentucky.  Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 12 – 6 pm.

ALUMINATURE is a featured exhibition in the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a regional festival occurring in over 60 venues throughout Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana from September 22nd through November 11th.