© S. Gayle Stevens

Don © Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi
Lea © Christopher Perez

INDIRECT FEB 2 – MAR 5, 2011
ARTIST TALK with S. Gayle Stevens MARCH 5, 2-3:30PM

Featuring wet plate collodion and glass plate photographs by S. Gayle Stevens, Christopher Ray Perez, Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi. From the intimacy of eye contact to an abstracted ambiguity of self, the selected images utilize the historic wet plate process – defying time and contemplating mortality.

S. Gayle Stevens has worked in antiquarian processes for over fifteen years, preferring the fluidity and individuality of wet plate collodion. Dubbed the “Alt Queen” by her students, Stevens teaches alternative photo processes at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn Illinois.

Christopher Ray Perez is a self-taught photographer who specializes in street style portraiture using the painstaking ambrotype process, resulting in honest but surreal imagery.

Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi began their collaborative studies in wet plate collodion in the summer of 2008. The resultant mix of still life, portraits, nudes and landscapes is a romantic blend of the modern and the antique. Making a living from ifine art photography since 1978, Sink is well known for his imagery made with the toy Diana camera. Widely collected and exhibited, he is represented by G. Ray Hawkins in CA, Robin Rice in NY, Rule Gallery in Denver. Kristen Hatgi (BFA 2008) has exhibited her photography locally and nationally. Inspired a decade ago by local teacher and collector Paul Harbaugh, Hatgi later came to work for Mark and Gallery Sink.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund Grant