Wonder with Juror Jean Dykstra

October 2 - November 14, 2018

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Index
Synurbization
Joshua Sarinana
Juror's Award
Artist's Website
Index
Call of the Wild
Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto
Artist's Website
Index
A Portion of the Universe/The Bright and Hallowed Sky 9-3-17-1
M. Apparition
Artist's Website
Index
Drew Hunter
Tom Atwood
Artist's Website
Index
Mark Ware
Tom Atwood
Artist's Website
Index
Moving Pictures
Brenda Biondo
Artist's Website
Index
Icy Windshield Landscape
Kathleen Bishop
Artist's Website
Index
No Diving
Norman Borden
Artist's Website
Index
A Secret Life of Animals 31
Anne Brenner
Artist's Website
Index
Brutus & Caesar at the Met, NYC, 2017
William Bullard
Artist's Website
Index
Making Merit, Bagan, Burma
Dennis Darmek
Artist's Website
Index
The Giraffe
Alison Denyer
Artist's Website
Index
Journey
Alison Denyer
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Two Heads Are Better Than None
Sandy Dyas
Artist's Website
Index
Chicago Skyline
Colleen Erbach
Artist's Website
Index
Arriving 7 Train
Eddie Erdmann
Artist's Website
Index
Windows
Miren Etcheverry
Index
Metamorphosis from Both Sides Now Series
Catherine Fairchild
Artist's Website
Index
Animal Instincts, No. 2
Shawna Gibbs
Artist's Website
Index
Billy
nanci hellmuth
Index
Jon Snow
Janet Holmes
Artist's Website
Index
Jump!
Maria Ivanova
Artist's Website
Index
White is the color of light
Vivian Keulards
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
a soft breath in the cold dawn
Vivian Keulards
Artist's Website
Index
Louie
Phoenix Marks
Artist's Website
Index
Father and Son
Diane Norman
Index
The Bicycle Thief
Petrea Noyes
Artist's Website
Index
Damaged Negatives 3
Deborah Orloff
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Damaged Negative
Deborah Orloff
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Your sweet magic
Marcy Palmer
Director's Award
Artist's Website
Index
Glassy Shadows
Caroll Pearson
Index
Suzie
Malwina Pukaluk
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Chemical Peel (831821)
Saul Robbins
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Chemical Peel (83186)
Saul Robbins
Artist's Website
Index
Untitled
Joshua Sarinana
Artist's Website
Index
Eclipse 1
Peter Tilgner
Artist's Website
Index
Eclipse 2
Peter Tilgner
Artist's Website
Index
Untitled No. 24
Martin Venezky
Artist's Website
Index
Four Giraffes
Michael Whitaker
Artist's Website
Index
Flea Market Girl
Michael Whitaker
Artist's Website

Wonder is an Online Exhibition

Juror Statement: Jean Dykstra
Wonder

 

One of my favorite photography books is a perfect little poem of a book by Robert Adams called I Hear the Leaves and Love the Light. The nominal subject of the book is Adams’s small white dog, Sally, but to my mind, the book is largely about wonder: finding it in unexpected places, opening yourself up to noticing it wherever you are – in the exuberance of a small dog reveling in the greenery of its own back yard, for example. The point is that wonder is not just the province of children nor, as Adams observed in his brief introduction, should it be dismissed as sentimental. Awe, amazement, fascination and curiosity – these are aspects of wonder, which, as the many talented photographers who submitted their work suggests, can be evoked by anything from the mysteries of an eclipse to a child’s fascination with the movements of an insect.

 

The photographs selected for this exhibition reflect the multifaceted ways we can experience wonder: through a tender fascination with our fellow creatures; through the pleasure of exploring the photographic medium itself; contemplating a beautiful work of art; or in beauty itself. Wonder has more to do with our capacity for noticing and experiencing it than it does with any particularly wonderful thing, and that is what the photographers in this show do – invite us to see the world differently, look more closely, and openly.

 

I selected Synurbization and its untitled companion as the Juror’s Selections because they struck me as self-contained visual poems that capture the gestural grace of the natural world but also embody the way photographs can frame an ordinary moment and make it magical. It’s also about light and reflections, crucial elements in photography itself. Like Adams’s photographs of Sally, the subject is simple: birds fluttering around the wires on a telephone pole. But the camera captured the overlapping layers of leaves floating on the surface a mirror-like puddle as well as the reflection of the birds in the air above it, all in the watercolor-like wash of a single plane.

 

Wonder can feel in short supply these days, but it’s clear from the work in this exhibition that we just need to know where, and how, to look.

 

JUROR | Jean Dykstra

Jean Dykstra is the editor of Photograph magazine. A photography critic, editor, and curator, she has written about photography for more than 20 years.

 

JUROR’S AWARD: Joshua Sarinana
DIRECTOR’S AWARD: Marcy Palmer
HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Juror’s Honorable Mentions: Alison Denyer, Deborah Orloff, Saul Robbins

Director’s Honorable Mentions: Vivian Keulards, Deborah Orloff, Malwina Pukaluk

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

Online Exhibition Dates | Opens August 3, 2018

Featured on The Center’s Home Page October 2 – November 14, 2018
Street projections | August, 2018 and in March of 2019 during the Denver Month of Photography

 

 

 

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