“Young Blood” in Los Angeles


© Chad Pitman, Color & Shapes, Grid 2, 2017

“Young Blood” - a group show featuring four young artists working within the tradition of color photography.  These photographers are embracing traditional dark room techniques while pushing the boundaries of the digital color print. Each artist is using the medium to investigate the new directions of color photography with the vigor and the dedication of a scientist looking for a cure.  Fahey/Klein Gallery is looking forward to the opportunity to invigorate these artists with the oxygen they need to help their color work shine brightly - The color of blood is influenced by the amount of oxygen it possesses.  The closer to the arteries, the brighter the red. The further it gets from those arteries, the darker the red. 

In Chad Pitman’s new body of work COLOR & FIGURES the still life genre is reconsidered through the serial capture of one of the medium’s most popular subjects: fruit. Unlike familiar still life, however, Pitman’s images are subject to time. Over the course of a year, the artist regularly photographed the same pieces of fruit as they decomposed against backgrounds of a complimentary hue.

Brendan Pattengale is an American photographer. Taking up the tradition of landscape photography to situate his musings, Pattengale probes photographic methods as well as the truth in color perception. His photographs are strikingly abstract, psychedelic in the way that they vividly depict valleys and vistas, yet they maintain a certain realism in the subject matter.

Both with varying backgrounds in photography and design Nicholas Cope and Dustin Arnold met through a commercial project in 2007 and began their first collaboration in October of 2009.  Each working beyond their respective discipline they combine the mediums of painting, chemistry, sculpture, fashion and installation as a part of their image-making process. 

Their imaginative collaborations challenge the traditional genres of photography.  Nothing is safe from their collaborations, fashion, still life and architecture are all represented in their investigations and discoveries. 

In Torkil Gudnason’s study of flowers, Electric Blossom and Hothouse Color, Gudnason once more coaxes fresh, unexpected dimensions from a classic subject through the use of vibrant color and dynamic compositions. Flowers have been willing models for artists throughout time - the "original symbol," as Gudnason says. Canonical flower photographs tend to portray flowers as gorgeous exemplars of purity, distilled color and form.
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