I=EYE=You April 10–May 14, 2014 Reception: April 26 1:30–4:30PM Keeble & Shuchat Gallery
Artist’s Statement:I=EYE (the artist-creator) joins the You=EYE (the viewer of art objects) to interpret art co-equally according to respective, often variant interpretations. This exhibit offers a broad spectrum of images embodying a challenge to the imagination.
Electing bold colors, I play with cross-relationships reflected in layered, conflicting planes that portray baffling visual-events. Perplexity abounds: In the picture above, a blue ovoid nestles on a mysterious orange field. Is it an egg? You are invited to decide. The orange artifact, whatever it might mean, contrasts sharply with my photograph of a vintage kimono, an early endeavor, which contains elements appearing in later visions as joyful or sometimes foreboding leitmotifs.
Relying on life experience including travel and music for inspiration as well as computer applications for facilitation, I have watched my pictures evolve from surrealism to occasional abstract impressionism.
This and that best summarizes the compositional diversity of my visions: coconuts, travertine tile, bluestone, crosses, an industrial vacuum connector, stylized drainage cloth, birds, angels, masks, photographs, inanimate objects encountered haphazardly–all appear in a fantasy world transcending time and reality.
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The update to their flagship model D4 has brought many improvements to the former top-of-the line pro camera body. The new model boasts an improved 16.2MP CMOS sensor that is paired with Nikon’s latest image processing engine, Expeed 4. This new combination offers incredible ISO sensitivity, faithful, vibrant color and subtle nuanced tones from blackest blacks to the brightest whites.
ISO performance has also been improved. Now you can shoot noise-free from ISO 100 to 25,600. To allow you to cope with the most challenging of lighting conditions, the ISO can be set to Hi 4 for an equivalent of ISO 409,600!
The Expeed 4 processor brings more speed, better image quality and low light capabilities to the D4s. The Expeed 4 has been optimized for video by surprising moiré, reducing false colors and minimizing “jaggies”.
Night Light February 13–March 12, 2014 Reception: February 15 1:00PM–4:00PM Keeble & Shuchat Gallery
Artist’s Statement: For over 25 years, Menlo Park photographer Richard Phillips has been venturing out after dark to capture the nocturnal landscape. He is inspired by film noir’s use of light and shadow to convey mood. Regarding the scenes he photographs as “movie sets,” Phillips leaves plot and actors to the viewer’s imagination.
A 1985 workshop in Seattle sparked his interest in night photography. On a field trip, photographing late in the day, he focused his lens on a neon sign — and was instantly hooked by the pure glowing colors. For the next 15 years, he sought out neon-lit scenes, some of which are included in this exhibition.
The black and white images shown here include more recent work, further exploring the power of light and shadow. Most of these photographs are from locations around the Bay Area.
Says Phillips “I hope that you will see how familiar and ordinary places are transformed when viewed in a different light – Night Light.”