Calethia DeConto: Elemental Movements

Show Dates: February 5th - March 12th, 2022

Opening Reception: February 5th, 2022 4:00pm-7:00pm


Escondido’s Arts Event 2nd Saturday: February 12th & March 12th, 2022

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ARTIST BIO:
I was born in 1980 in Enid, Oklahoma where I only lived for six brief months before the adventure began. In 1988 picked up my first camera and was raised in about 15 different places across the US and abroad traveling often with my military father. In 1999 after years of teaching myself photography with photo books and shooting local hip hop shows, I found an outlet for my creativity in the darkrooms at Mira Costa College, Palomar College and North Coast Photographic Services where I learned in the classroom as a student but worked as a lab tech printing and developing film in high volume. Connections made during this time led to various assisting jobs for many local skate, wedding and portrait photographers and gave me the confidence to pursue my first long term gig as the on staff photographer for a local modeling school. During these early years in my twenties shooting film and experimenting with polaroid manipulation, my love for the more artsy side of photography blossomed. It became clear that visual art was my path as personal projects took center stage.

Following the financial crisis in 2007, I left everything familiar that I loved in North County San Diego behind in search of more galleries and a bigger pond. Today, I call Los Angeles home and have been creating work consistently always staying true to my roots as an analog photographer, no matter what materials or wild ideas come to my hands and my mind. Over the past 14 years I’ve worked with licensing agencies, sold originals to directors, set decorators, interior designers, curators, collectors and participated in a plethora of exhibits.

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Please contact Donna Cosentino for private tours.

Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday, 11am-5pm OR you may make an appointment to view our exhibitions.

+Gallery visits for individuals or classes are also available by appointment.

+There is no charge to visit and there is free parking in front and behind the gallery space.

ALWAYS ON VIEW ARE WORKS BY OUR COLLECTIVE OF FIFTEEN PHOTOGRAPHERS.

OUR COLLECTIVE IS:
TERRY SCOTT ALLEN ï ROBERT BARRY ï BARBARA BECK ï GRANT BRITTAIN ï DONNA COSENTINO ï STEPHEN DAVIS ï CARLA De DOMINICISï DEB HELLMAN ï BOB AND SUSAN HILL ï EMILY KIM ï ANDREA MATTHIES ï BRANDY SEBASTIAN ï TOM VANCISIN ï KEIKO YAMASAKI ï BOB YOUNGER


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