Monday, April 26, 2010

Save The Date

I'm going to be doing a two person exhibit at McCord Gallery in Palos Park, IL with Dan Jarvis. Dan's a nice guy and a former student of mine. Both of us tend to experiment a lot in our work, both in content and technique. For this exhibit, we found we both were developing work that, although visually dissimilar, shares a similar theme.

Postcards for the exhibit haven't been printed yet (We need to send them images soon!), I'll post one once I get them. For now, here's a sneak preview of one of the pieces I'm exhibiting. It's a cyanotype print, 13 X 19 inches.

Tyler Hewitt and Dan Jarvis, McCord Gallery,
9602 West Creek Road (130th St. at La Grange Ave),
Palos Park, IL
Opening reception Friday, May 28, 6:30-8:00

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Common Ground, Diverse Approaches

I have three pieces in this exhibit, opening this weekend at the Tall Grass Arts Association in Park Forest, IL (click on the postcard to see a larger version). If you're in the far south Chicago suburbs, stop in and take a look. If you're not in the far south suburbs, here are the pieces I'm showing.

These are all cyanotype prints made from photos I shot of the architectural models of the Art Institute of Chicago's new modern wing.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Still More New Collages

Here are a few more recent collages, made over the past couple of weeks.

These are more of the simple collages made by pasting one or two appropriated images on top of an original snapshot.

I have an idea for these that may or may not come to fruition, but for right now, I'm just enjoying making them.

When I get a few more completed, I'll decide if I want to do something with them.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On Russian Hill

I shot this photo last summer, standing near the top of Russian Hill in San Francisco. San Francisco is my secret lover, and I've been missing her lately.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More New Collages

I'm still making collages. I thought I was done, but I guess not.

I've been really enjoying these collages, made by combining an old snapshot with a face from a magazine. These recent ones use faces found in old '50's and 60's homemaker's magazines. The sense of pareidolia comes through pretty well in them, I think.

I'm not sure what I'm going to end up doing with these. For right now, I'm having fun with them.