The Imperfect Image: The Art of the Handcrafted Print

Over recent years the digital camera has greatly changed the landscape of photography. In many ways this has been positive. Anyone who has visited Flikr (or explored the internet in general) can see that there are all sorts of people taking pictures and uploading them for the world to see. The archiving process has also been streamlined, solving the problem of storing and preserving bulky photo albums. However, there is something to be said about those who continue to employ the hand-developing process. There's nobility to keeping tradition alive, and for those artists who choose to create a unique hard copy rather than spend an hour playing with Photoshop. "The Imperfect Image" will explore the work of three artists who continue to use these old-school processes. Osama Esid plays with lens distortions and sunburned film to capture cityscapes in Cairo, Egypt. Beth Dow's fascinating work is as beautiful as it is ironic. She uses platinum prints, which have great longetivity, to capture images of tourist traps that have reconstructed and adapted iconic architecture, including the White House, the Roman Coliseum, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Keith Taylor's nature and architecture photography capture a quiet, warm essence. The opening reception is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. this Friday, March 26. (Osama Esid, Distorted City)
March 26-May 16, 2010

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