Escondido’s Arts Event 2nd Saturday: May 14th, 2022
THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S EYE COLLECTIVE: Personal Selections
Director's Statement Photographers are continually fascinated by the multitude of image-making possibilities. There always seems to be something new to see…at home, around the corner, or perhaps in a favorite far-away location. Our photographers have spent the last few months seeking these possibilities and making fresh photographs.
As the Director it is customary for me to give our Collective a theme around which to work. In this show however, our photographers went their own way.
Some photographers stayed close to home. Keiko Yamasaki photographed spring blooms in her own back yard, Barbara Beck and Andrea Matthies worked with natural materials found at their country homes and made Cyanotypes.
Alternative processes were also used by Brandy Sebastian who made Lumens on her recent trip across the southwest, and Stephen Davis experimented with lifting an image from a polaroid exposure.
Both Bob Barry and Susan Hill wander urban environments and made extraordinary images of commonplace scenes. Terry Allen and Bob Hill record their travels with poetic simplicity. Other travelers include Tom Vancisin who re-visited Yellowstone National Park this January and Bob Younger who re-visited the Utah landscape with his large format camera.
Grant Brittain, a well-known skate photographer, made intimate portraits for this exhibition and shows us his friends up close. And for myself, the pleasure of working with black and white Polaroid SX70 film rewarded me with quiet images from a recent trip to Portland.
There are a lot of special photographic works in this exhibition. Think about which photographs you respond to and ask yourself why. I hope you take great pleasure in our Collective’s Personal Selections.
Donna Cosentino, Director
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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.
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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