Places, Spaces, Marks & Arcs : A Photo Exhibit by Glenn Edens

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August 15 through September 11, 2013
Reception: August 17 2-5 PM

Places, Spaces, Marks & Arcs exhibits color and black & white photographs by Bay Area artist Glenn Edens. Places shares his passion for the natural landscape and the unique beauty of the American West. Spaces explores his fascination with architecture and constructed spaces. Marks examines signage and the defacing act of graffiti as art. Arcs presents a fanciful study of pure light and color.

Glenn works in a variety of media besides photography, including drawing, watercolor, acrylics, typography, sound and film. His journey and passion for photography began at an early age. By thirteen he had built his first darkroom and twenty years ago he began experimenting with digital imaging. Photography has been a constant part of his life.  An aspect of Glenn’s life and art is that he’s partially sighted, giving him a unique perspective on the visual arts.

His art and design is in private collections and museums, including the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He began his career aspiring to be an architect, however in the early seventies he was drawn to computers and the dawning digital age we now take for granted. His non-art career includes invention of the laptop computer, creation of the first digital audio editing workstation and work at industrial research laboratories such as Xerox PARC. Keeping one foot in high tech and one in art he’s run an urban symphony orchestra and helped establish the 01sj biennial art festival. His professional photographic work includes scientific, industrial and product photography as well as teaching workshops, fine art printing and print sales.

His work is influenced by the intersection of art and science, traditional art training, a career in technology, and admiration for artists such as Ansel Adams, Minor White, Alain Briot, Charles and Ray Eames, Marc Chagall, Edvard Munch and Georgia O’Keefe. Glenn believes that, “Art and science are intertwined: art informs science while science makes art possible.” The exhibit at the Keeble and Shuchat Gallery features work created with digital imaging systems and a few works from scanned film.