August 13, 2012

Gammage art season to open with large-format photography

Posted: August 13, 2012
"Astoria Bridge," by Margaret Wright.
"Vanishing Orchards," by John Kitts.

ASU Gammage will open its 2012-2013 exhibition season with a show featuring the large-format photography of Imageworks, Aug. 28-Oct. 30.

Imageworks, founded in 1998, is a Phoenix-based group committed to excellence in the techniques of large-format fine-art photography.

Imageworks is unique in Arizona, and perhaps the nation, in its dedication to the art and process of using a large-format view camera, generally defined as one that uses film that is 4-by-5 inches or larger and allows for significant manual control by the user, according to member John Kitts.

The large-format camera, with its “absolute perspective control, print quality and overall capabilities, allows the photographer to produce an image in his or her own unique style,” Kitts added.

Prints are made using traditional darkroom or alternative processes, such as platinum printing or cyanotype, or fine-art digital printing methods.

Members of Imageworks share a love of traditional photographic methods and standards, and their work shows a variety of influences, from classic landscape photography to contemporary urban scenes, still life and portraiture.

Imageworks members have exhibited their work as a group at Photo Santa Fe in Santa Fe, N.M., Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, Phoenix City Hall and University Center at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus.

More information about Imageworks can be found at imageworks.org.

Exhibit hours at ASU Gammage are 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays or by appointment by calling 480-965-6912. Due to rehearsals, event set-up, performances, special events and holidays, it is advisable to call 480-965-6912 to ensure viewing hours, since they are subject to cancellation without notice.

Parking is available at meters around the perimeter of ASU Gammage. Entrance is through the East Lobby Doors at the Box Office.

For more information contact Brad Myers, 480-965-6912 or 480-965-0458.

Judith Smith, jps@asu.edu
Media Relations