Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chris McCaw opening tonight @ Duncan Miller

Copyright Chris McCaw

I'm going to try to attend the opening of San Francisco based photographer, Chris McCaw's show at Duncan Miller Gallery tonight, from 7-9.  Any photographer who uses a camera that big...

From the website:

Photographer Chris McCaw has released a new series of original work, based on paper negatives, long exposures, and the sun burning its way across the image.

Opening reception for artist, Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 7-9 pm.

This series is titled P.O.P., and is made using an arcane photographic paper that was popular in the early 1900's. The paper's common name is "Printing Out Paper." This paper produces beautiful, ethereal prints with a range of colors from deep magenta, violet or brownish tint.

The subtle color hues in each piece are quite different in each piece as a result of the paper, the hand processing and the gold toning of each image during processing.

Due to the scarcity of this paper, this series is currently limited to 14 pieces. As each piece is the actual negative that was placed in the camera, they are one-of-a-kind and cannot be reproduced.

McCaw's work has been recently acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Works are currently on display in both museums.

The gallery is displaying a concurrent exhibition, Frank Paulin "Color Works", in our North and East galleries.

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