PMF V day 2! It’s been really awesome so far. Come down to the D Center till 6 today and visit Color Wheel’s table!
History of Photography
Taught by Liz Donadio
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
1 - 4 PM
421 N. Howard St, Baltimore 21201
$10 suggested donation
Explore the origins of photography, from early beginnings as a science experiment through its development into one of the world’s most popular art forms. Taught by local photographer Liz Donadio, the History of Photography class offered at the Current Space Community Darkroom is an in-depth investigation of the medium, from chemistry to digital. We will look at works from some of the most important artists in the field, as well as some of its lesser-known (but just as important) contributors.
Designed for artists, photographers, or those just looking to expand their knowledge of art, History of Photography will be held as a single day session. It will run for 3 hours (with a break) and consist of a lecture, slide presentation, and group discussion. A hands-on demonstration of a method of early photography will be offered and participants will also receive a digital copy of the lecture for their own research.
At the end of the session, you will come away with a greater insight into the medium, exposure to new artists, and a strong basis of understanding the history of photography. Let the investigation of this significant art form influence and expand your appreciation of the history of art!
Liz Donadio is a Baltimore based artist, she teaches in the Photography and Art History departments at Towson University, and runs a fine-art digital print studio called Color Wheel.
Been making some large prints lately! At the top are the surreal botanical photo-collages of Daniel Chamberlin. They’re printed on LexJet Matte Canvas and certainly are BIG. The largest one is 3.5 x 7 feet! In total there are 5 images and they’re travelling the farthest of any Color Wheel prints so far, all the way to beautiful Marfa, TX.
Below Dan’s prints is one of a series of 8 by local artist Milana Braslavsky, who is showing her work at the Hamiltonian Gallery for an exhibition opening this weekend. I love these delicate still-life images; they’re simple but with always something new to see each time you look. Epson Premium Luster was a good choice for these 30x30” prints.
Wolfgang Tillmans from Contemporary Art Daily:
“The ‘Silver’ works were first developed by Wolfgang Tillmans in the late 1990’s. Photo paper, at times unexposed, at times exposed to various sources of colored light, is led through the processing machine in which is left – in varying degrees of concentration – water and traces of used chemicals, particularly silver nitrate (thus the name ‘Silver’). Streaks, scratches, dents and deposits occur as the photo paper travels through the machine, altering not only the colors but also the physical surface of the paper. In this way, the ‘Silver’ works stem from an interplay between mechanical procedure and a natural mineral-chemical process. Wolfgang Tillmans likes describing the ‘Silver’ works as the result of an observation of nature.”
So Long 2013…
Thank you to everyone who has helped Color Wheel grow in the past year! It’s been a pleasure to work with each and every one of you. Thank you for supporting local business, spreading the word, and for making such amazing art.
Looking forward to what 2014 will bring!
P.S. The studio will be open through December 22nd if you have any last minute holiday printing to do…just send us an email!
Black & White Printing…
Being someone who learned photography in the wet darkroom, I often find myself missing the look of a black & white print pulled right out of a bath of chemistry. But this past week, I discovered a digital alternative of that experience.
Soon to be featured in an upcoming exhibit at Gallery CA, these black & white images on Canson Baryta paper truly hold up to what can be achieved in the darkroom.
There’s still nothing that can replace working in front of an enlarger (and I’m so glad the Community Darkroom exists!) but Color Wheel is excited to be another place to make beautiful black & white prints.
There’s a new addition to the Color Wheel team…the Epson Perfection V600 Photo Scanner. With the latest in Epson technology, the V600 can handle film, slides, and 2D material. Its super-high-resolution of 6400 x 9600 makes for sharp & detailed reproductions.
Pricing depends on the project, contact us for more info.
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P.S. Above photos by Carr Kizzier
A special offer for current clients & a new fine art paper…
It was around this time last year that I bought the Epson 9800 printer that would become the basis of Color Wheel. Things have been growing, and fast, thanks in large part to good ol’ fashioned word of mouth. A website, Google, & business cards help but nothing beats a friend telling another friend about a cool thing.
In celebration, Color Wheel is offering 20% off your next print order if you refer someone new! Good until the end of the year, just have your pal mention your name.
Thank you so much for helping to spread the word!
Hello Moab Somerset Enhanced Velvet!
Sounds luscious, right? Made from 100% cotton, Somerset Enhanced has a natural white finish and beautiful texture; the lovely matte surface is reminiscent of traditional fine art papers.
For pricing information, click here!
P.S. The above print on Epson Premium Luster was made for the photography exhibition “Good Light” at Current Space earlier this month. Artist: Becca Morrin
Blue & Yellow Fabric, 2013