Wow, what a great show it was! 14 artists with connections to the Themed Entertainment industry, all sharing their work, which showed a fantastic variety of media, styles, and influences. I’d guess there were at least a couple of hundred to 300 guests throughout the evening, which, despite sweltering heat that overpowered the AC, was still exhilarating!
See my previous post for the full list of sponsors and artists. Thanks to all of them, as well as everyone who braved the heat and crowd.
In this post, I am going to share the images that I exhibited. One of the guests said to me, “You can’t tell how beautiful these are on Facebook!” The smallest image was 16×24, and the largest was 16×40.)
All the images were shot in Oceano Dunes, California, which is near Santa Maria and Pismo Beach. The images were printed on aluminum by ProLab Digital Imaging in El Segundo.
The exhibit opened September 12 at ArtShare L.A., 801 East 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013. The gallery is open from 1pm-6pm Wednesday through Sunday, but the big event is Saturday, September 21st from 5-10PM. The “gala” is a charity event with an admission fee ($10). Street parking is limited, but there is a lot across the street with $10 parking.
The images I have submitted for this exhibit are collected as “Shifting Sands of Time,” and were taken at Oceano Dunes on the Central California Coast. These dunes were made famous by Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, whose stirring black-and-white images of the dunes are a part of photographic history. For this exhibit, I wanted to instead emphasize the intense, shifting colors of the dunes. After nearly 100 years of black-and-white dunes photos, I figured it was time to show the dunes the way we see them: Full of hallucinatory colors, and deep, complex shadows, all reflecting a magical palette provided by the sun, the sky, and the nearby ocean.