Exhibition opening at Regis University

She needs a round, and not like she used to serve (July 21, 2019)

I am very excited to announce an exhibition of my work, Every thing is not all right, at the O’Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University in Denver, CO. The exhibition opens on March 7, 2022, and continues through April 7, 2022.

Every thing is not all right is a selection of 38 works from the first four years of the View from Home series. Inspired by the 2016 election, the series began on the night before the inauguration and is a response to shared and personal events since then. It began and continues as an exploration of juxtaposing images and found text. My interest is one of empowering the print with an emotional equivalence to the text as a way of acknowledging and reconciling the present time and history.

Every thing is not all right presents a time when fast-paced, immediate, and reactive hyper-social media escalated dramatically. Truth and lies. Discord and division. Pandemic. Climate. Democracy. All challenged.

Exhibition announcement

This exhibition was funded in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council.

Works in Two Juried Exhibitions during February/March

I am pleased to announce that I have works in two juried exhibitions in February and March.

Illuminance X

Size Matters (February 11 – March 11, 2022) is on view at Sparks Gallery in San Diego, CA. Juried by Bayley Mizelle, Director of the Photographic Arts Council Los Angeles (PAC LA), the exhibition celebrates artwork smaller than 10 inches in scale by 40 artists from North America and Europe. Size Matters is the premier photography exhibition by Medium Photo that recognizes photographic directions in small-scaled works.

Illuminance X (2018, 7 x 7 inches) is from my collaborative work with Sequencing Through Time and Place at the Carissa Gold Mine, South Pass City, WY. It is part of a small series of images that explore the focused illuminations of light that move through the main building of the mine as the sun passes with the day.

Reaching the zenith of darkness (December 21, 2019)

All About the Light (February 4 – March 26, 2022) was juried by Susan Burnstine, award-winning fine art and commercial photographer, for the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, SC. The exhibition explores the use of light, illumination, and darkness in contemporary images by 40 photographers. An online exhibition and catalog are available.

Reaching the zenith of darkness (December 21, 2019; 16 x 20 inches) is from my current View from Home series which began 5 years ago when I began intuitively juxtaposing images and found text, not only as a reflection on what the text refers to but what might be implied within the visceral experience of the photographic print. The series was inspired by the 2017 inauguration and my approaching career shift to my studio practice 10 months later, both acutely focused my attention on time and place — my time in my life, my geographic place, and my view from this place in the context of national and world events. The View from Home series continues as an exploration in empowering the print with an emotional or poetic equivalence to the text as a way of reconciling this moment in time and history.

My First STUDIO SALE

Welcome to a special sale of my work dating back to the 1980s.

Over the years my work has ranged widely in subject matter and technique, but at its heart is the landscape, pictorial composition, intuitiveness, lyricism, and embracing the moment. Locations range from the Appalachian Mountains to the American West, Egypt, Cambodia, and Venice. Technological advances during my years of curatorial/arts administration have influenced how my work has evolved. The early color images were film-based and initially processed and printed by a lab. Digital technology enabled me to individualize image-making processes in my studio. Collaborations with other women artists—initially with photographer Jennifer Anne Tucker in Pennsylvania to more recently with artist Wendy Lemen Bredehoft and dancer/choreographer Margaret Wilson (Sequencing Through Time and Place)—have broadened my creative practice. In all cases, my commitment to composing at the time of exposure begins the process of bringing images to life through the final print.

As I now work on a solo exhibition of my current View from Home series at the O’Sullivan Art Gallery at Regis University (March 2022), I seek good homes for the work available below to be able to fully realize this upcoming exhibition. Please look, enjoy, and consider adding to your collection or gifting to others as the holiday season approaches.

I am offering a 20% discount for purchases made through November 30, 2021.

The following links will take you to the Viewing Rooms. Please INQUIRE if you have questions or if you are ready to make a purchase. I am happy to deliver work in Laramie. Shipping charges outside Laramie will be included in your invoice.

Early Works

Place | Mind | Spirit I

Place | Mind | Spirit II

A Passenger’s Gaze (or I80@80)

Cambodia

View from Home: Early Work

Sequencing Through Time and Place: Fort Laramie

Sequencing Through Time and Place: Venice

Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Carissa Mine

Sequencing Through Time and Place: The Composites

I look forward to hearing from you.

View from Home selected for Election 2020: What Matters

It Is What It Is (May 6, 2020)

 

Susan Moldenhauer’s sweeping meditation on the Trump administration is deceptively beautiful, with images as soaring as the western skies she resides under, but when paired with words, the images are empowered with purpose. — Billy Howard, curator, Election 2020: What Matters

Recently, a selection of my View from Home | Season IV images–all made since the onset of the COVIC-19 pandemic–were selected for publication in the online photography magazine called South X Southeast. Curated by photographer and writer Billy Howard, the series Election 2020: What Matters poses a compelling idea in this pandemic age of social isolation–to consider a series by artists thinking about the future as we approach the presidential election. The result is an intriguing collection of essays that explore what is occupying artists and writers’ minds and work in considering What Matters Now. Published in July 2020, this and the next three issues of South X Southeast photomagazine will include essays on this topic.

I wish to express my sincere thanks to Billy Howard and publisher Nancy McCrary for including my work in this important series.

 

View from Home images included in Visualizing 2020 at Blue Sky Gallery

This Is A Transformative Experience: We Will Never Be The Same (April 3, 2020)

 

With many galleries closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online exhibition opportunities are becoming more frequent. This year, Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR initiated an inaugural online members exhibition. Called Visualizing 2020, members were asked to submit photo-based work that reflects their experiences in 2020 and their visions for the next six months. From more than 100 submissions, 242 images were selected for the exhibition. I was pleased to be included with images representing my View from Home series and made since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.