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“Focus & Form” Exhibition
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"Focus & Form - Nuance in Photography and Sculpture"

Liberty Arts presents “Focus and Form,” an exhibition featuring photography by Bob Swanson and sculpture by Jack Shaw.

Three sculptures by Jack Shaw are displayed in the Liberty Arts Gallery window displays, including this Untitled piece carved from orange alabaster.

The “Kissers and Mitts” series by Bob Swanson is a showstopping collection of images that runs the length of a full wall.

Focus and Form curator, Robin O’Brien was one of Bob’s subjects for the series.

Photographer Bob Swanson printed the “Kissers and Mitts” pieces on self-adhesive synthetic fabric material that stuck right to the wall, offering a very clean, modern display.

VIDEO: Photographer, Bob Swanson talks about the importance of storytelling at the opening reception for Focus and Form at Liberty Arts

“Untitled: Portal Series” by Jack Shaw

Bob Swanson created a stop-motion movie featuring all the photos of each subject from the “Kissers and Mitts” photo shoot. The DVD loops on a monitor in the corner, adding a new dimension to his images on the wall.

Locally, sculptor Jack Shaw is best known for this piece, “Choices,” which is permanently installed on the College of the Siskiyous campus.

VIDEO: Sculptor, Jack Shaw takes questions from the audience at the opening reception for Focus and Form at Liberty Arts

Focus and Form fine art exhibition at Liberty Arts Gallery of Yreka, California

Bob Swanson puts his own spin on the Three Wise Monkeys with his triptych “Hear No…See No…Speak No.”

“Sand and Bone” by Jack Shaw is a piece from his Time Waves collection, a series that was inspired by the ocean floor on a scuba-diving trip.

Focus and Form includes some of Bob Swanson’s early work as a young photojournalist in New York.

Focus and Form – Nuance in Photography and Sculpture by Bob Swanson and Jack Shaw

This “Untitled Interactive” piece by Jack Shaw allows viewers to manipulate its arrangement.

Bob Swanson is well-known for his architectural and industrial photography which is represented in the above triptych.

In addition to the many free-standing sculptures in Focus and Form, Jack Shaw also has several wall sculptures on display.

Detail: “Echoes” by Jack Shaw

Focus and Form features the work of photographer Bob Swanson and sculptor Jack Shaw at Liberty Arts Gallery of Yreka, California.

Detail: “Slow and Complacent” by Bob Swanson

Focus and Form runs through Saturday, October 20, 2012

Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm

All art copyright ©Bob Swanson and ©Jack Shaw and may not be used without written permission from the artists. All Rights Reserved.

Photos and text by Nikolas Allen – Marketing Director, Liberty Arts

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