Xavier University Art Gallery at the A.B. Cohen Center
Conversations with Photographers/Under One Roof: From Bauhaus to Our House
Continuing her video series Conversations with Photographers, local photographer and video producer Ann Segal exhibits Under One Roof: From Bauhaus to Our House, an intimate conversation with Cincinnati photographers Anita Douthat and Cal Kowal. From their home studio, they discuss their educational backgrounds, career choices, artistic influences, and processes. The gallery is also presenting photographic works on view by Douthat and Kowal.
Envisioned is a collection of prints created using the bromoil process from digital images by PJ Sturdevant. The traditional bromoil process begins with an enlarged silver bromide print created from a negative. To create a silver bromide print from a digital image, one produces a full-size negative using a high quality inkjet printer. A direct contact silver print is then made from the negative and the bromoil print is created using the traditional process from the silver print using lithographic ink and bromoil brushes. This approach combines the advantages of modern digital photography with the traditional bromoil technique.
Re-imagine invites local photographers into visual territories not yet explored, to re-examine images previously taken, perhaps years ago, and asks the questions: would you take the same approach today? Have new equipment, experiences, technology, or perhaps a more mature perspective lead you down a different visual path? Imagine the possibilities! Funkadelic band leader George Clinton said, “Free your mind and your ass will follow.” When we explore new ideas, we free ourselves from past constrictions and look beyond our comfort zone.