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Two x 20 - An Exhibition by Bay Area Photographers

Reception . March . 4 . 2005 . 7pm - 10pm

Exhibition 3/4/05 to 3/31/05


Katy Boggs, Barbara Boissevain, Lauren Brandt, Jud Dagnall, Brad Evans, Malcolm Farnsworth , David Hibbard, Liz Johnson, Gabriela Klerian, Peter Linden, Susannah Medley, Dayton Misfeldt, Brian Pawlowski, Richard Phillips, Ginni Savalli, Nadine Taylor, Caroline Tudor, Donna J. Wan, Sara Yerkes

ModernBook Gallery in conjunction with Stanford Continuing Studies is pleased to announce the exhibition "Two x 20, An Exhibition of Bay Area Photographers."

 The exhibit presents the diverse vision of twenty photographers who share a common passion for photography. The photographers, chosen by juried portfolio, meet weekly with Bay Area photographer Brigitte Carnochan in an advanced workshop through Stanford Continuing Studies. As one participant put it, "It has been a pleasure just to participate in the collaborative process of choosing the images that will be in the show because, for once, twenty-one heads are better than one."

 While many of the photographers have exhibited before, half will exhibit for the first time. Several of the photographers represented teach photography, some work commercially, and all pursue extended personal projects represented by two images from each photographer's portfolio chosen in consultation with the other students, the instructor Brigitte Carnochan, and gallery owners Mark Pinsukanjana and Bryan Yedinak. The photographs demonstrate not only technical expertise, but clarity of expression, intensity of emotion, and breadth of subject. Many of the photographers will have an  expanded portfolio of their work available for viewing at the gallery.

 The forty photographs include images inspired by childhood memories from the 1950s of the carnival-like color of elaborate neon signs. Other images evoke an emotional response to landscapes, surreal perspectives of Bay Area ports, and records of time, sun and shade in structures and surfaces. The richness of the urban landscape and the grittiness of the street is captured, as is the architecture of nature—the graceful beauty in its smallest details—and nature presented as a reflection of the spiritual. The exhibit shows images as mementos reminiscent of who we are, where we have been, and what we are coming to.

 The images vary in technique from traditional silver-based photography to digital imaging and production and alternative techniques such as handpainting.

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