Robert Calafiore and Joseph Minek: Color Darkroom Innovators

GALLERY 1/1 is pleased to present the West Coast debuts of two innovative photographic artists, Hartford-based Robert Calafiore and Cleveland-based Joseph Minek. This two-person exhibition will feature new work by these artists who embrace process, material, and traditional darkroom techniques and each has elevated their studio-based craft into an exciting direction for photography. Calafiore employs his hand-built pinhole camera to create vivid large-scale one-of-a-kind chromogenic prints of abstracted still life tableaus constructed with mid-century modern glass objects. Minek also has a modernist abstract painterly quality to his work that he achieves by applying photographic chemistry on light sensitive color paper breaking all the traditional darkroom rules. He then assembles the paper elements into collaged mosaics of striking form and color.

Exhibition Dates:  September 21 – December 16, 2017

Gallery Reception: Thursday, September 21, 6-9 p.m. During the Ballard Night Out Art Walk

(Robert Calafiore will be attending, regrettably, Joseph Minek is unable to join us due to an intense teaching schedule.)

*GALLERY 1/1 will live stream a pre-opening “Artist Sneak Peak” at 4:15 p.m. with Robert Calafiore at

Artist Talk & Mimosas: Robert Calafiore, Saturday, September 23, 2-3 p.m.

For those unable to attend the Exhibition Opening:

  • GALLERY 1/1 will live stream an Artist Sneak Peak from the exhibition with artist Robert Calafiore on September 21st at 4:15 p.m. – he will take questions about the work, as will gallery director Dan Shepherd. Follow the live broadcast on Facebook –
  • On Saturday, September 23, GALLERY 1/1 will host an Artist Talk & Mimosas event with Robert Calafiore from 2-3 p.m.

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