Silver/Silicon Exhibition

Laurie says:

As you know I just finished Women of Japan, and boy, has that not sunk in yet. Because I’ve spent the last two years intensely working on this project, I’ve had little exhibition during that time.

My first exhibition back is “Silver/Silicon” at Back to the Picture (details below). The show is a conversation between Elena Anaya, Sonia Gresham, Lynnly Labovitz, Trish Tunney and me about dark room/film and digital photographic methods. The images range from black and white nudes to color landscapes. I really like the company I’m in.

Silver/Silicon show postcard

Randy Figures, who curated this, has been a pleasure to work with. I love that the gallery is only 5 blocks from my place.

All of my work was shot with film; I’ll be exhibiting both my fine-art darkroom prints and very affordable fine-art digital prints. The exhibition includes fourteen photographs from all three of my projects: Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes; Familiar Men: A Book of Nudes; and Women of Japan. It will include the first group of photos from Women of Japan to be shown in the US (they have, of course, been shown several times in Japan). It was really hard to choose a small group of photos to represent the project but I’m happy with my choices.

I’ve been experimenting with large digital nudes – 3 feet to 4 1/2 feet in size. I had the opportunity to work with a large format digital printer a while ago, and I’d like to develop this work further. The first one of these will be part of the photos at this show. I’m really interested in people’s reaction to this work.

This has got me thinking about darkroom/film/digital art and technology. I expect I’ll be blogging abut it later.

If you’re local to the Bay Area I hope to see you at the opening reception, and if you can’t come to that, I hope you’ll get an opportunity to see the show during the rest of its run.

And if you know me through the blog and not face to face please say hello.

“Back to the Picture welcomes five Bay Area Photographers in ‘Silver/Silicon: 5 Photographic Perspectives’. Elena Anaya, Laurie Toby Edison, Sonia Gresham, Lynnly Labovitz, and Trish Tunney show a collection of film and digital images ranging from black and white nudes to color landscapes. Opening Reception Saturday, March 24, 2007 from 7:00 to 9:00. Show runs from March 24th through April 12th. Back to the Picture, 934 Valencia Street @ 20th, 415.826.2321,”
(Easy parking @ Mission/Bartlett Garage – between Valencia and Mission)

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