In Search of the
Digital photography by Southern Minnesota artist William Schmidt
July 6 - August 13, 2005
Artist Reception and
(Exhibiting artist William Schmidt will be in attendance and will conduct a brief gallery talk at 5:30 followed by a discussion of the photo contest entries at 5:45 PM)
Thursday, July 21 5:00 - 6:30 PM
Del's Garden Center
William Schmidt says in his artist statement "I imagine photography to be a second language and like a language it can be spoken coarsely or with great elegance. Sometimes it is even spoken artfully. My floral work is a study in learning to speak elegantly and with great emotion. The images are deceptively simple and direct. My wish is for the viewer to find layers of sensual emotion beneath the layers of ink on paper.
Bill is a digital photographer, using both digital cameras and archival printing techniques. For the most part his work is unaltered except for standard photographic camera and darkroom techniques such as adjustment of color, contrast and value as part of the print process.
|William is currently working on three separate studies: Local Flora, Reflections in Architecture and Portraits. William chose these three subjects "because of their diverse and opposing character: the lush images of flowers, the austere line in architecture and the complex intimacy of our nature in portraiture." William resided in Oronoco, Minnesota.|
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