In Light We Trust
exhibition of alternative and analog photography
April 1 – May 14, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 5–9 pm
Artist Talk: Friday, April 15, 6 pm.
We are excited to announce In Light We Trust, an alternative and analog photography exhibition featuring artists Carissa Heinrichs, F. Martin Morante, Hal Rammel and Vicki Reed. [Download Press Kit]
This artist collective baring the same name, In Light We Trust, remains true to the hands-on experimentation essential to the discovery of photography itself. The riches of these long lost and rediscovered techniques remind us that there are many ways to see the world, to celebrate its shapes and places and light.
While digital technology at times plays a minor role in this work, this exhibition will focus on the many fresh possibilities remaining in the realm of analog photography. The various processes include pinhole , cyanotypes, lumen prints, Van Dyke, CMY gum bichromate and palladium prints, and some cameraless processes like photograms and cliché verre.
Addition to the artwork, artists will display their homemade pinhole cameras and other image capturing mechanisms.
About the Artists
Carissa Kalia Heinrichs is an artist based out of Southeast Wisconsin. She graduated from Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with a BFA degree in Intermedia Art. Her work primarily specializes in photography, printmaking, and fibers.
In the spring of 2012, Carissa studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and subsequently backpacked through Morocco and the majority of Europe. She has shown work in numerous Arizona and Wisconsin galleries, including a thesis solo exhibition in downtown Phoenix. Carissa has spent the past year working as a fashion product photographer at E-Collectique Runway Boutique. She is currently an artist in residence with Port Washington’s Gallery 224 Studios and the assistant project director of its Analog Photography: Looking Back and Looking Ahead program series.
F. Martin Morante
My photography is how I would describe the world if I had to write about it. With curiosity and a deep passion for visual communication, I walk around the corner of many corners of the world trying to see what’s out there, recording it and sharing it here for the love of photography, people and the places and situations I have the good fortune to visit or witness.
When it comes to the alternative processes in which I find myself at this time really absorbed by, specially in the case of my pinhole images, I have to say that is all about the exploration desire they provoke in myself, as well as the need to stop pursuing the immediate and satisfactory result and instead substitute it with the experimentation and the serendipity that comes with them by letting myself being surprised by the unexpected.
As a photographer I have received among others recognitions the 2001 Silver Medal from the National Historical Heritage Council of Uruguay, the 2007 Prix Union Latine/Martin Chambi de la Photographie in Paris, France and have been selected as finalist for the 2011 & 2014 Wisconsin Biennial of Arts.
Photographs from my personal body of work are in the permanent collection of UNILAT of Paris (France) and Fotoclub Uruguayo (Uruguayan School of Photography).
Please visit www.fmartinmorante.com to see more of my work or for an extended bio.
Hal Rammel is a Cedarburg-based visual artist and photographer who have explored all variety of “cameraless” and alternative process photography for the past 20 years. Much of his most recent work has combined cliché verre printing (using homemade negatives on glass) with in-camera multiple exposure pinhole photograms.
His work has been exhibited at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery (Chicago), Audible Gallery (Chicago), Crossman Gallery (Whitewater), Cedarburg Art Museum, Woodland Pattern Book Center and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts .
His photographs have been reproduced on the covers of numerous compact discs released by Hat Art (Zurich), Penumbra Music (Grafton) and Long Arms (Moscow). A New Radiance, Lost Data: A Selection of Photographs and Paths to Resemblance: Eight Photographs for Henri Michaux have been published by Penumbra Music (Grafton, WI).
Vicki Reed, a former newspaper photographer and magazine art editor, specializes in limited edition fine art photographs. She uses plastic cameras as well as vintage, pinhole and digital cameras to explore the natural environment. She loves experimenting with alternative processes including lith, hand coloring, photogravure, encaustic, lumen and cyanotype.
She has won numerous awards and has been widely published in books and international journals including The World of Lith Printing (UK), Fuzion Magazine (UK), Fine Art Photo (Germany) and She Shoots Film (Australia). An image from her series The Growing Season was purchased by the Racine Art Museum for their permanent collection and a short video was acquired by both the National Geographic Channel and the Weather Channel in the UK.
She has participated in over a hundred juried shows in the United States and Europe, including Altered Views, Lightbox Photographic Gallery (Second Place); Alternative Processes, Center for Fine Art Photography at Fort Collins, Colorado; Alterations, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, Texas (Director’s Choice Award); 4th Bienennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography (Berlin), as well as group and solo shows sponsored by the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens (UK), Unlimited Grain Gallery (Netherlands), New York Center for Photography, Rayko Gallery (San Francisco), Soho Gallery (NYC), Minneapolis Photography Center, Lightbox Photographic Gallery (Oregon), Tilt Gallery (Scottsdale) and Art Intersection (Phoenix).
Locally in Wisconsin she has shown at the Charles Allis Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Cedarburg Art Museum, Racine Art Museum, Bradley Gallery, Crossman Gallery, Cedarburg Cultural Center, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Gallery 224, Gallery 110, Urban Ecology Center and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. Her work has been included in large scale outdoor public art projects in Denver, Houston and Johnson City, TX.