Work on display – new exhibits


I have worked on three exhibits during the last couple of months.

College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley

First up is a reasonably permanent display of my salt pond photographs in the Dean’s Office waiting room at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. Dean Jennifer Wolch originally expressed an interest in putting up a couple of large prints of my work. After a few discussions we decided instead to mount a slightly smaller version of the Saltscapes exhibit at the Exploratorium.

Exhibit in UC Berkeley Dean's Office

Photographs in the Dean’s Office, College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley (mounted June 2013).

The photographs, each an uncropped 8″ x 10″, were laminated to a Gatorboard substrate with a reverse cut bevel. This “knife edge” detail was then hung on a MDF backboard finished in a dark grey paint. Semar Prom and his crew in the College of Environmental Design Fabrication Shop did a particularly fine job on the installation.

Exhibit in UC Berkeley Dean's Office

Closer view of the mounting detail.Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center

Last Spring I received an invitation from Prof. Enid Baxter Blader, who unbeknownst to either of us was my son Thomas’ favorite professor at Cal State University Monterey Bay. Enid was curating a show for the Women Environmental Artist Directory (WEAD) around the theme of Sea Change. The show is open at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center until September 15, 2013.

Sea Change Group Show

30″ x 40″ Prints at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center (June – September 2013)

The show contains an interesting variety of works. My contribution the development of A 30″ x 40″ prints of the Saltscapes image layout developed for the Dean’s Office exhibit. These are chemistry-based photographic prints on Fuji Professional SuperType PD Luster paper.

Saltscapes 1

Saltscapes 1

Saltscapes 2

Saltscapes 2

Oakland Museum of California

My last bit of exhibit news is the contribution of six images to the Oakland Museum’s upcoming exhibit Above & Below: Stories from Our Changing Bay. The exhibit opens at the end of August 2013. I have been working with the museum toward the display of several large images, the largest of which is a 43-foot-wide aerial panorama from above Salt Pond E9. The stitched panorama is 20,000 pixels wide and will be mounted high on a wall (well above head height) with the idea that is viewed from a distance.

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