Show Dates: December 4th, 2021 - Janurary 8th, 2022
Opening Reception: December 4th, 2021 4:00pm-7:00pm
Escondido's Arts Event, 2nd Saturday: December 11th, 2021& January 8th, 2022
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT Night can represent a myriad of feelings. In Film Noir it plays a significant part in setting a downbeat mood. Night time in these films suggests isolation and loneliness, dark thoughts, deeds, and desperation. There is a mystery to be solved, however tragic the outcome.
Photography in low light is also about solving a mystery, although not nearly so dire a one. Whether it’s a technical solve, ”what’s my exposure?” or an aesthetic one, “how can I make this image describe what I feel?” photographers take delight in the unique light that only happens in the late hours of our days. This is an opportunity to create art. To explore unknowns. To learn something new. To practice patience. And unlike Film Noir, lift the spirit.
Since the late nineteenth century, attempts at photographing in low light have been pursued and exquisite results have manifested. One of my personal favorites is Edward Steichen’s 1904 image, The Pond-Moonrise. I cannot think of a more superb Pictoralist image.
For some of us, simply being there and feeling the cold night air against our skin can be enough. Then, once we begin to fully consider the light in our surroundings …the dark desert sky with its glittering stars, streetlights and alleyways, storefronts and train stations, headlights and flashlights…all these provide great possibility for image-making. Still, as Steichen said, in those silent moments, photographers will find that “this great beautiful feeling of peace overshadows all.”.
Our Collective of photographers have approached late light in a myriad of ways. I hope that while you view these wonderful results you might tap into the peace about which Steichen wrote.
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