Kay Gallery, Reception | Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 | 2:00 PM | $Free
On July 23, join us to meet local fine art photographers Alexandra Silverthorne & D.B. Stovall as they offer deeper insights into their work.
Special Thanks to our Exclusive Gallery Reception Caterer: Zoës Kitchen
ALEXANDRA SILVERTHORNE: ALL THE WAYS IN
In her solo exhibition “All the Ways In,” Alexandra Silverthorne presents a series of images documenting the various ways in which someone can enter Dublin Lake in rural New Hampshire. Located at the heart of a small town, the lake nods to an older way of doing things, where speedboats, jet skis, and other fast modes of transportation are prohibited. In capturing these entrances, Silverthorne spent several weeks kayaking around the lake capturing images with a film camera in order examining ingresses to the lake from both public town beaches and private boathouses. Reflecting on what we miss when our greatest concern is getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible, the artist emphasizes the importance of slowing down by deliberately choosing a slower mode of transportation and a slower means of image capturing. Her black and white photographs were hand-printed in a traditional wet darkroom using archival materials. A native of Washington, DC, Alexandra Silverthorne earned her MFA from Maine College of Art and her BA from Connecticut College. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections and has been widely exhibited throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and New England. Learn more at: www.alexandrasilverthorne.com
IMAGES: Alexandra Silverthorne (left to right) “Untitled,” silver gelatin print; “Untitled,” silver gelatin print.
D.B. STOVALL: A LOVE AFFAIR WITH LIGHT
In his solo exhibition “A Love Affair with Light: Photographs of the American Vernacular,” D. B. Stovall presents selections from his ongoing series of photographs of what he calls the “American Vernacular,” recording things that seem mundane or commonplace, yet define our existence. Stovall, a Washington, DC area native, bought his first camera at age 10, a Rosko purchased for 88 cents at Murphy’s Five and Dime. As a youngster, he began shooting black and white photographs of parked automobiles, random storefronts, taverns, gas stations and garages. Stovall went on to study photography in college in the 1970s, where he was introduced to the view camera. He went on to use a large format view camera, which facilitates a slower way of seeing and allows him to precisely control the image perspective and detail. Using 4×5 Ektachrome color transparency film in his Calumet CC-400 view camera Stovall captures what he sees with full color saturation. He then scans the positive film and produces rich color digital prints using archival pigment inks. Stovall earned his BS in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. The recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artists Grant, his work is included in numerous private collections and has been widely exhibited both regionally and nationally. Learn more at: www.dbstovall.com
IMAGES: D. B. Stovall (left to right), “Rochester, New York, October 2014” archival pigment print“McKeesport, Pennsylvania, October 2011” archival pigment print.