Illuminate Photography Exhibition with Juror Peggy Sue Amison

April 5 - 28, 2018

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Index
Backyard Pyrotechnics
Sherry Stephens
Juror's Award
Index
Everything Carries Me to You
Nina Anthony
Artist's Website
Index
Gun emplacement, Bunker Z93, Libya
Matthew Arnold
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Aardvark
David Bartlett
Juror's Honorable Mention
Index
Eidolon
David Bartlett
Artist's Website
Index
No LIes
Dan Baumbach
Artist's Website
Index
Umbilical
Laura J. Bennett
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Territoriality
Ivy Bigbee
Artist's Website
Index
Male Cardinal in His Milieu
Ivy Bigbee
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Moonlight
Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto
Director's Award, Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Supplication
Alison Denyer
Artist's Website
Index
Tiny Immensity No. 8 - Dying Sunflower
L. Aviva Diamond
Index
lumenova_01
Jon Dunning
Index
lumenova_02
Jon Dunning
Index
Gabriela
Cristina Fontsare
Artist's Website
Index
Roots 3
Beth Galton
Artist's Website
Index
Amour de Pomme de Terre 9
Beth Galton
Artist's Website
Index
Untitled 02
Alexandra Gataeva
Index
Virgins Bower
Bill Harbin
Artist's Website
Index
After Hopper
Pierre Hauser
Index
Abraham Kapoto, Liberia
Pierre Hauser
Index
Trailer, Eastside, Detroit 2017
Dave Jordano
Artist's Website
Index
First Light, Platte Clove
Karen Klinedinst
Artist's Website
Index
Daybreak, Evolution Basin
Karen Klinedinst
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Fourth Train
David Moenkhaus
Artist's Website
Index
Sunspout, Prince Edward County
Jan Nagle
Artist's Website
Index
Drying Rack, Picton, ON
Jan Nagle
Juror's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Invisible Cities, untitled #1692
Paolo Parma
Director's Honorable Mention
Artist's Website
Index
Invisible Cities, untitled #1672
Paolo Parma
Artist's Website
Index
Iron Pour III
David Quinn
Artist's Website
Index
Cove
Kathryn Reichert
Artist's Website
Index
In the Shade of the Trees
Kathryn Reichert
Artist's Website
Index
Specter Division
Thibault Roland
Artist's Website
Index
Life in Havana, CubaNow
John Rowe
Index
Lily Pads II
Wendi Schneider
Artist's Website
Index
Stranger
Allie Sutterer
Index
Zig Zag Plant
Melanie Walker
Artist's Website
Index
Poppies
Melanie Walker
Artist's Website
Index
Super Moon
Daren You
Artist's Website
Index
Inner Light (I)
Marina Yushina

Hello Gallery Visitors!

Address and Hours Info for illuminate

Tuesday – Thursday 1-5pm
Friday – Saturday 1-6pm

Sunday & Monday Closed

2415 Donella Ct, Ste 110, Fort Collins, CO 80524

 

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JUROR’S AWARD: Sherry Stephens
DIRECTOR’S AWARD: Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto
HONORABLE MENTIONS: David Bartlett, Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto, Matthew Arnold, Ivy Bigbee, Karen Klinedinst, Jan Nagle, and Paolo Parma.

 

Illuminate Juror’s Statement

 

Light is the soul of photography – its presence or absence shapes not only the artist’s narrative, but also has the power to drive emotions and evoke curiosity in both maker and viewer. The tools of film, paper and process collaborate with light, harnessing the ephemeral and giving it voice, opening a door to a place where boundaries between reality and fiction can slip and slide, often in unimaginable ways.

 

In reviewing the many wonderful images submitted for Illuminate, I recalled my own introduction to the darkroom at the age of 17 and how I learned to read and work with light. I was immediately captivated by image making as a teenager. For me, photography was magic. Printing dazzled me – I was astonished by the fact that by dodging and burning with light, or by placing filters between the light and paper, I could create my own visual language of luminance. How an artist brings together multiple moments of making into one final image still fascinates me and working with artists to strengthen that language is what I love most about my work as a curator.

 

For Illuminate, I selected images that I felt spoke about different ways light can be captured and contained, but I also looked at how some of the artists use alternative methods to expand on their own reality; how elemental choices of color, contrast and composition work together to transform otherwise mundane moments into acts of wonder.

 

I am a passionate believer that photography is an alchemy involving capture –a catch and release; ‘taking’ a tiny slice of time and crafting it into a unique point of view. As artists and producers we are truly privileged – we have been given the power to form and fashion light, to reflect our vision using an antique magic – a magic that, with the aid of technology, can stretch and bend what constitutes our definitions of truth and beauty.

 

This final exhibition of Illuminate is meant to be experienced as a journey through light, but the works also reflect a wide dynamics of vision and experience, similar to how one would hears different pieces of music. I expect the audience will experience the works in ways the artists may have never intended, but this is the ultimate magic of photography – how it allows all of us to put ourselves into the picture, connecting with the maker in a new experience that moves and changes us.

 

— Peggy Sue Amison

 

JUROR | Peggy Sue Amison
Peggy Sue is the Artistic Director for East Wing, a platform for international photography founded in Doha, Qatar. As a curator, writer, strategist, mentor and photographic consultant, Amison has collaborated with numerous emerging and established photographers, festivals and publications internationally. Before beginning her position at East Wing, Peggy Sue was Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre in Ireland (2001 – 2014) where she headed a multidisciplinary visual arts and residency programme.

 

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Founded in 2004 by photographers in Fort Collins, Colorado, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibition Dates | April 5 – April 28, 2018
Public + Artists’ Reception | Thursday April 5, 2018 from 6:00-8:00

 

Questions?
Visit: http://www.c4fap.org | Email: coordinator@c4fap.org 970.224.1010 |