Rob Schouten Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition of fine art photography featuring five Northwest photographers. Ranging from urban experimental to macro florals, abstracts to reconstructed experiential forms these five photographers explore the boundaries of photographic communication. Each approaches their subject with a sensitivity that is at once raw and poetic, straightforward and roundabout.
Lorraine Healy is an Argentinian photographer and poet whose love of quirky cheap cameras and their imperfections results in earthy weathered images that capture "the cracks and crevices and rot and other marks that time and weather and use leave behind. The minute details that give something character."
Macroscopic florals are Louie Rochon's passion, shooting under lowlight conditions and with long exposures, constantly moving small hand held lights, he looks to find the flower's soul and bring it to light.
Poet and photographer Stephen Roxborough's digital images explore visual abstraction. He holds his instrument like a dowsing rod and tunes his intuition to the vibration of the moment. "The secret to understanding or capturing anything," he says, "is to let it be itself."
Sandy Rubini's intimate work is very much nature based and has been described as surreal, ethereal, sensual and translucent. Her sensitive approach to her subject reflects her believe that "creativity is a direct portal to the divine living in each of us".
Don Wodjenski has for many years worked to add three dimensionality to photography by restructuring his nature bases images into experiential forms, montages and collages that go beyond a traditional single print presentation. Using translucency and his Relight framing method he combines physical depth with a naturally illuminated surface to create a floating effect to his images.
Rob Schouten Gallery is located at historic Greenbank Farm on scenic Whidbey Island. Winter Hours are 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekends; 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays; Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only. For further information call 360.222.3070 or visit the website.