Dream Allegory curated by Blue Mitchell
In “Dream Allegory” I was inspired by visual images that go from tangible physical reality to dreamlike symbolism. The artists chosen for this exhibit all have different photographic methods and voices, but they are intertwined by a thread of dreamy symbolism and style. To accentuate the parable, all the work in the show is monochromatic, simplifying visual clutter to focus on symbolic implications. This exhibit allows us to see beyond the surface and diving into our dream lore.
Whether the artists is capturing a specific place, people, animal, emotion or creating their own mythos, as a whole, we’re treated with a visual journey into night, like following the white rabbit down the hole of our collective unconsciousness.
Coming in March to:
Lightbox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing 1045 Marine Drive Astoria, Oregon 97103 503-468-0238 http://lightbox-photographic.com more info to come.
Just a quick note to thank you for your continued support and to wish you Happy Holidays! 2010 has been a big photography year for me both personally and professionally. Here are some of the highlights:
Newspace exhibition in January featuring Evanescent Energy.
Diffusion, Volume II is born.
A few images from Evanescent Energy is juried into the Light Factory’s 3rd Juried Annuale.
Diffusion Exhibition 2010 is a full on success bringing Diffusion artists from all over the map to Portland. Louviere + Vanessa are in attendance and give some insights into their work!
Lyvia Sky is born.
Plates to Pixels gets a facelift & new programming.
Juried Critical Mass – what a treat!
Enjoyed being a reviewer at PhotoNola 2010 … read some of my thoughts here.
Other fun stuff:
Interviewed by Lauren Henkin for photoradio blog.
Sat on an Alternative Photography panel with Zeb Andrews and Ray Bidegain for the NW SPE conference hosted at Newspace.
Aline Smithson features Evanescent Energy on Lenscratch.
This just in…
Holga Jen features my Holga work on The Holga Darkroom blog.
Diffusion focuses on unconventional photographic processes and photo related artwork. We showcase artists working in alternative processes, experimental darkroom derived work, analog/low-fidelity, mixed-media photography, as well as unique digital processes. We believe the print market is saturated with traditional photography and conventional digital photographic practices, therefore Diffusion showcase’s artists working with unusual photographic methods.
Articles: Zeb Andrews & Dr. Mike Ware
Interviews and Portfolios: Jeffrey Baker, Tina Maas, Pamela Petro, & Sika Stanton
Group Showcase: Formerly and Hereafter, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibit, Plates to Pixels Gallery with juror Christina Z. Anderson
From Blue Mitchell, the editor of Diffusion magazine
It seems every week I learn of a newspaper or magazine that is going under, most likely due to increased reliance on the internet, coupled with current economic problems. Unfortunately, I am probably part of the problem. Outside of public radio in the morning, I turn to the internet for my daily news. The internet also hosts a plethora of art related resources, making art appreciation more accessible. I do however find myself annoyed with the limitations of this online art world. To me photography is visceral. It can not be bound by a monitor and mouse clicks – it is best showcased in a tangible form. Don’t get me wrong, I have immensely enjoyed curating for the virtual gallery platestopixels.com. This magazine would probably not be possible without my experiences and the outstanding response to the Plates to Pixels gallery. The main problem I have come across in the online world of art is that would like to have hard-copies of magazines, books and images that I can grasp with my fingers.
Diffusion is born out of a longing to create something palpable as well as enticing, educational, and hopefully entertaining. I have a keen interest as an artist – and art consumer – in photographers that push the boundaries and limitations of traditional photographic processes. Although I surround myself with artwork from photographers that push these boundaries, I have discovered, outside of physical exhibitions and online, that this type of photographic work is underrepresented in the modern photography magazine.
Diffusion is a compilation of articles, interviews, and images from artists and image-makers that coincide with this purpose. The magazine will be published annually, however, we will be producing special editions periodically that will focus more on specific themes and will not be limited to the photographic arts.
Thanks for reading and viewing, plus a big thank you to all the Diffusion contributors, this could not have happened without all your patience, incredible image-making, and exceptional writing abilities.
Visit diffusionmag.com for a preview and purchasing information
“Marguarite, State One” Liquid Light on stone by Pamela Petro