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Posted by The Center on February 2, 2011

© 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


Posted by The Center on November 9, 2010

(Photo credit: Tom Chambers, Transfiguration)

(Photo credit: Mitch Dobrowner, Arm of God)

(Photo credit: Matt Eich, Dialia walking home from church)

(Photo credit: Rania Matar, Siena 17, Brookline MA 2009)

(Photo credit: Kirk Crippens, Galaxy)

(Photo credit: Traer Scott, Tiger)

(Photo credit: S. Gayle Stevens, pool west beach and barkley)

(Photo credit: Jessica Hines, Untitled #8, Chapter 7: I Pray For Your Spirit)

Photolucida just released its Top 50 list for 2010. The full list of Center exhibitors selected in the Critical Mass Top 50 include: Tom Chambers, Kirk Crippens, Mitch Dobrowner, Matt Eich, Jessica Hines, Mary Shannon Johnstone, Loli Kantor, Rania Matar, Christopher Rauschenberg, Manjari Sharma, Yisook Sohn, S. Gayle Stevens, Traer Scott, Daniel Traub and Kevin Van Aelst.

This is an amazing opportunity and a tremendous accomplishment for these artists. Congrats all!