Art Gallery Talk: Photographer Mark Kurtz
Film is NOT dead! As a matter of fact, it is very much alive at the Adirondack Artists Guild this coming month with an exhibit by photographer Mark Kurtz. Although he does do his commercial work using the digital format, most of Mark's fine art photography is shot on film and either printed in the darkroom using traditional processes or scanned (which digitizes the image), worked in the "digital darkroom" and printed as ink-jet prints.
Being able to make the digital ink-jet prints allows Kurtz to print big, "way bigger than I would like to attempt in the darkroom". He will include a couple of especially large prints as part of the exhibit. There will be imagery made with several different film formats: using a 4x5 large format camera, a panorama camera, multi-frame images made with a 35mm SLR, and the plastic Holga "toy camera". Kurtz will present his film based imagery as both silver prints (darkroom prints) and ink-jet prints.
The exhibit opens at the Guild on November 1st and goes through December 2nd. Kurtz will give two gallery talks, on November 3rd and November 17th both at 2:00 PM. There will be an opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 on Friday, November 1st.