Photo-Technic II Exhibit: August 13 - September 25, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, August 13 from 6-8pm

The Photo-Technic II Exhibit features works created from different alternative photographic processes by three regional artists and opens August 13 at Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue. Noted master printmaker, Dan Welden is exhibiting works he created using his own developed technique, Solarplate Etching. Photographers, Gerry Giliberti and Lois Youmans are including works of Gelatin Silver Chloride contact prints as well as Transfer prints on plaster, respectively.  Meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, August 13 from 6-8pm and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres.  Photo-Technic II runs through September 25, 2016.

With camera in hand, the adventure of Dan Welden’s former career as a photographer was stimulated for this series.  A lotus pond provided the backdrop and each image was selected with intention of taking the photograph to the next dimension, culminating with the hand-pulled Solarplate etching. Developed in the ‘70s by Dan Welden, the Solarplate technique is a safer alternative to traditional etching and relief printing using a special light-sensitive polymer plate, an image on transparent film, the sun or UV light, and ordinary tap water.

Bridging nineteenth and twenty-first century photographic technologies, Gerry Giliberti has created a series of landscapes and contemporary views using a photographic technique that was popular in the past - the gelatin silver chloride contact printing process.  Gerry has used a specialty printing-out paper (POP) coated with a silver chloride emulsion that requires no developer, as an image is formed directly by the action of light during exposure.  Each print is a unique edition and a final record.

Beginning with a fresh, live, vivid red pepper plant for a new photographic series, Lois Youmans set aside her new subject, but as days went by, forgot to water the plant.  Consequently the bright red peppers shriveled and darkened over time and the leaves dried and curled up.  She found the frailty of the aged plant more beautiful and more interesting, so she purposefully furthered her project by drying additional fruits and vegetables and waited patiently for their delicacy from aging to photograph. The images were then digitally printed onto a film and transferred to plaster to mimic the look of ancient frescos. 

Save the Date for the Photo-Technic II Gallery Talk: Sunday, August 21 from 1-3pm

All works in this exhibit are available for purchase; please contact the Gallery 631-734-8545.  Info shown is framed or as exhibited; prints are available unframed as well.  More works are available to view in the Gallery.  
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