Art of the Darkroom Print

a group exhibition @ DVAA in Gallery 1

Exhibition runs: January 12th - 26th, 2019


Public Opening Reception:

Saturday, January 12th, 6-9 pm

Meet the Artists Gathering:

Wednesday, January 23rd, 6-7:30 pm
(Artists will be present and giving brief talks about their works)

about the exhibition:

DVAA is proud to work in coordination with Fleisher Art Memorial to host Art of the Darkroom Print, a group exhibition in DVAA’s Gallery 1 of photos by members of Fleisher's darkroom group.

“We few, we happy few,”* invite you to the Photo Resistance as the Da Vinci Art Alliance opens its “Art of the Darkroom Print” exhibit. Come marvel at “old world” film-based darkroom photography and see just how strikingly “the other half” prints. Analog photography is alive-and-thriving, and you’ll experience some of the finest black & white photography being made in Philadelphia. The work comes courtesy of a decade-long Fleisher Art Memorial workshop entitled “Art of the Fine Print.” Fourteen talented artists—and their instructor Rick Wright—will display the tactile beauty of their luscious, hand-crafted, hand-toned silver gelatin prints this coming January of 2019.

Our happy band of digital resistors all work in their own unique ways, exploring film photography with an array of manual cameras: pinhole boxes, twin-lens reflexes, Dianas & Holgas, tiny rangefinders, 8” x 10” view cameras, and tried-and-true 35mm SLRs. After the negatives are captured-and-developed, the signature printing variations begin with: lith chemistry, proof positives, contact prints, sepia and selenium toning, fine art papers, warm and cool papers, ad infinitum.

Fleisher’s rollicking crew labors throughout the year (every Tuesday night): dodging & burning, split filtering, toning & bleaching, and diving into the fun of it all. Film is a wonderful physical medium; come see for yourself in this rare opportunity.

*Shakespeare’s Henry V

Participating Artists:

Amanda Abramson, Kevin Brown, Paula Brumbelow Burns, David Cade, Carlos Chan, Dominique Ellis, Edoarda Frangi, Eddie Goldstein, Peggi Pugh Gottlieb, Jeff Hofer, Ed Keer, Scott McClellan, Gene Renzi, Andrew Tershakovec, Rick Wright