The Gallery at Still River Editions
Fadeless Imagery: Light and Memory
Photographs by David Blackett and Lys Guillorn
January 11 - March 28, 2014
Opening reception, Sat., Jan. 11, 4 pm - 6 pm
(snow date Sat. Jan. 18, 4 pm - 6 pm)
Fadeless Imagery is an exhibition of photographs by David Blackett of Stratford, Connecticut and Lys Guillorn of Shelton, Connecticut. In a world obsessed with digital cameras, Blackett and Guillorn both use photographic film in traditional cameras as the means for their expression.
David Blackett uses both antique and plastic cameras to help capture the landscapes and objects that are his subjects. Many of his photographs depict coastal subjects, and shoreline living. His black and white photographs are printed traditionally (in chemistry) and his color prints are made digitally, using archival inkjet printers. He said of his photographic approach "I just want to go out and play with my cameras and make some pictures," which emphasizes the creativity of his observations and openness to experimentation.
Lys Guillorn makes black and white images using a plastic Holga medium-format "toy" camera that has been her primary instrument for the past 14 years. She employs a hybrid of traditional and digital technology; she scans her film, adjust the files in Photoshop, and has them printed by Mark Savoia at Still River Editions. Over the years, Guillorn has moved away from the portraiture that dominated her earlier work, and toward shimmering landscapes that often depict the play of light and shadow on buildings and natural objects.
About the Gallery at Still River Editions
The Gallery at Still River Editions has hosted national and regional photographers and artists since 1989. In spring 2011, after a brief hiatus from exhibiting new work, the gallery returned to hosting shows on a quarterly basis. The Gallery's mission is to show traditional and digital prints of photographs and fine artwork, and to be a center of creativity and connection in the Danbury area.
The Gallery at Still River Editions is open during normal business hours 8:30 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday, and during posted hours for special events. The Gallery does not accept unsolicited submissions at this time.
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