EXHIBITIONS

Photo Biologique: Light + Life
April 20 - June 30, 2017
Opening Thursday 4/20 6-9pm During Ballard Night Out art walk
Artist Meet & Greet - Thursday 5/18 6-8pm During Ballard Night Out art walk
BEHIND THE SCENES: Brianna Tadeo in the darkroom making Blood Prints.

BEHIND THE SCENES: DM Witman - Supercluster Arion

ARTIST TALK: Brianna Tadeo with gallery director Dan Shepherd


Photography is usually defined by its classical meaning “drawing with light” but with our latest exhibition, Photo Biologique: Light + Life, we are showcasing two artists, Brianna Tadeo and DM Witman, who each have added a unique biological twist to their traditional darkroom print making methods. 

Brianna Tadeo is a fine art photographer based in Oakland, CA. Her vibrant abstract prints are created with an experimental cameraless darkroom process developed by Brianna that combines photo-chemistry, blood and animal organs from the butcher to show a singular moment of the gradual process of cellular decay. She is compressing time into a single instance with these unique one-of-a-kind chromogenic Blood Prints.

DM Witman is an award-winning artist-educator based in Maine. With her series Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena, Deanna continues to explore her themes of obsession – ephemerality, biology, synergy, and finding a way to make the intangible tangible. Over the course of two years, she worked with common slugs directly on silver- gelatin photographic paper. The process involved nightly slug hunting trips into the woods, followed by late night darkroom sessions. An introduction to these one-of-a-kind prints was written by the esteemed scientist and best-selling author, Alan Lightman, who wrote, “In discerning a resemblance of Witman’s slug tracings to the majestic display of the galaxies, we find some union between the very small and the very large, between the fleeting and the long lived, between the animate and the inanimate. And if we can also find in these images a touch of beauty, a sense of imagination, and a flight of whimsy and provocation, then we have fully experienced the voyage that all art attempts to create.”


Press Release
Blood Print 104 Brianna Tadeo
Blood Print 104
Chromogenic Chemical Blood Print
Unique 1/1
$1,600  
Blood Print 55 Brianna Tadeo
Blood Print 55
Chromogenic Chemical Blood Print
Unique 1/1
$1,200  
Blood Print 56 Brianna Tadeo
Blood Print 56
Chromogenic Chemical Blood Print
Unique 1/1
$1,600  
Blood Print 58 Brianna Tadeo
Blood Print 58
Chromogenic Chemical Blood Print
Unique 1/1
$1,400  
Blood Print 60 Brianna Tadeo
Blood Print 60
Chromogenic Chemical Blood Print
Unique 1/1
$1,600  
Blood Print 82 Brianna Tadeo
Blood Print 106
Chromogenic Chemical Blood Print
Unique 1/1
$1,600  
Blood Print 84 Brianna Tadeo
Blood Print 84
Chromogenic Chemical Blood Print
Unique 1/1
$1,200  
Blood Print 111 Brianna Tadeo
Blood Print 111
Chromogenic Chemical Blood Print
Unique 1/1
$1,200  
DM Witman
Auric Object 1B
Silver-Gelatin Paper with Slug Markings
Unique 1/1
$1,600  
Orbital Object _4 DM Witman
Orbital Object #4
Silver-Gelatin Paper with Slug Markings
Unique 1/1
$1,100  
DM Witman
Nebulae XX
Silver-Gelatin Paper with Slug Markings
Unique 1/1
$2,200  
DM Witman
Auric Object 2
Silver-Gelatin Paper with Slug Markings
Unique 1/1
$1,600  
DM Witman
Supercluster Arion Cloud 4t
Silver-Gelatin Paper with Slug Markings
Unique 1/1
$1,200  
DM Witman
Supercluster Arion Cloud 4q
Silver-Gelatin Paper with Slug Markings
$1,200  
DM Witman
Supercluster Arion Cloud 2x
Silver-Gelatin Paper with Slug Markings
Unique 1/1
$1,200  
DM Witman
Supercluster Arion Cloud 1r
Silver-Gelatin Paper with Slug Markings
Unique 1/1
$1,200  
DM Witman
Auric Object 5A
Silver-Gelatin Paper with Slug Markings
Unique 1/1
$1,800