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Black Box Gallery, OR / Shadows: Darkness and Light / Call for Artists

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A juried group photo show on shadow and light in photography.

Theme: Shadow and Light

Photography is the recording of patterns of darkness and light. Shadows enhance the relationships of subjects in an image, they give definition and dimension, which compliments the quality of the light values. Photographers have used dramatic shadows and patterns in black and white images and have also explored using ethereal and moody shadows and textures in color photography. We will be looking for a range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers.

Juror: Ethan Jackson

Ethan Jackson is a visual artist and designer working in light, photography, interactive media and installation. He studied photography, earning a BA (1992) at Williams College and an MFA (1996) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has taught photography and related media full-time at Johnson State College (VT) and Reed College.

His projects appear nationally and internationally via public and private commissions, institutions, fellowships, residencies, and grants. He recently completed clerestory, a commission Denver, Colorado public library, and has been finalist for several large public commissions, including Denver’s Union Station. He has been Artist in Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Ucross, Djerassi, the Wurlitzer Foundation, and Yaddo among others.

Recent notable projects and exhibitions have taken place at Gallery Sugata, Kyoto (a series of generative anamorphic photographs, Duke University (optical installation at the Divinity School), the PASEO (interactive video at Taos, NM new media festival), and the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP (optical installations as K2FF Artist-in-Residence).

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