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Escondido's Arts Event, 2ndSaturday: May 8th, 2021 3pm-7pm
Each of our Collective exhibitions originate with a theme. Our theme this month is INSIDE OUTSIDE. This premise is explored free-form by our photographers with few limitations.
Beginning here in this front gallery one can get a sense of the creative vison and variety of expression that our photographers display. Window reflections, interior of an abandoned building, and even the inside and outside of garlic and onions!
Consider Stephen Davis looking out of his rain-spattered truck window toward the Oceanside pier. Terry Allen, working digitally, and Bob Younger working with an 8x10, use windows, doors and reflections of abandoned buildings as a way to bring us into the structures. Robert Barry’s images unite inside and outside at the same time with windows and reflections making it difficult to discern what is in and what is out. In my diptych of a miner’s shack in Cerro Gordo ghost town, one can see both the shadowy inside and the rough built outside of this deteriorating homestead.
Farm equipment that has languished for decades on the Carrizo Plain is the theme of Keiko Yamasaki’s photographs. Outside the rust and weather have taken their toll. Andrea Matthies photographing around her property in Valley Center used a new feature on her Polaroid camera which allows in-camera double exposures combining ranch structures and nature. Grant Brittain, on a desert sojourn, discovers the interior of a graffiti-layered gas station.
During this time of pandemic with little travel, our photographers also spent time at home creating still lifes. Working in black and white and by natural light, both Tom Vancisin and Deb Hellman assembled elegant scenes of vegetables and flowers.
3-D constructions are here as well. Barbara Beck’s hand made book accompanies her softly toned still life Ranunculus, and Brandy Sebastian’s origami-folded prints literally embrace the desert stillness found in Nevada’s colorful Valley of Fire.
Take a look and think about how you would express INSIDE OUTSIDE.
Donna Cosentino, Director
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