Show Opening May 8th, 2014
Featuring works by John Dugdale, Jefferson Hayman, Richard Kagan, Peter Liepke, Michael Massaia, and George Tice in vintage processes of toned silver gelatin, platinum/palladium, gum bichromate, and cyanotype.
This choice collection of handmade work defines Gallery 270’s raison d’être; to extol the virtues and beauty of photographs where the unique finished work conveys a sense of the skill, passion, sweat and blood that has been lavished on the paper. But this is not an esoteric vintage exercise for the sake of same. This is the sheer force of artistic drive, against logic and the quick buck, in pursuit of results and beauty achievable in no other way. Our goal here is to call out and distinguish this special genre of photographic alchemists who are both modern artists and 21st century “old world craftsmen”.
Director, Gallery 270