“Focus & Form – Nuance in Photography and Sculpture” opens Sept. 14, featuring work by Bob Swanson and Jack Shaw.
Photographer, Bob Swanson, will show his new portraiture series entitled “Kissers and Mitts,” an exploration of human expression through the face and hands with commentary from the subjects. Swanson will also look back on his long career including architecture and construction photography, and his rare photo of John F. Kennedy from his high school photo-journalist days in New York City.
Sculptor, Jack Shaw, will be showing bronze and stone sculpture including two new bronze works incorporating the motif “time waves”. In the early eighties while scuba diving off the central California coast, Shaw was captivated by the sand waves that would form before his eyes on the ocean floor. Realizing that these sand waves made a perfect metaphor for the passage of time he developed a technique to carve and incorporate his time waves in sculpture. Locally, Shaw may be best known for his bronze sculpture Choices, permanently installed on the Weed campus of College of the Siskiyous.
“The way we came upon the connecting point of how a joint showing of photographic artwork and sculpture would be connected was realizing the commonality that nuance brought to both our works. For realizing that the real enjoyment, and even meaning of the work, was not in what it appeared to be on the surface, but what lay beneath the obvious and provided a contrasting background, though not necessarily visible, so that the work would catch the imagination or inspire the viewer to look deeper and therefore get much more out of the work.” –Bob Swanson
Focus & Form Opening Reception
Friday, September 14, 2012
5 – 7pm
Liberty Arts Gallery
108 W. Miner St.
Yreka, CA 96097
Featured Image: “JFK” ©Bob Swanson // “Sand and Bone” Detail ©Jack Shaw