Silver gelatin, pigment ink and dual layer silk prints are included in photo-eye Gallery’s show “Rendezvous with Light,” which opens on November 17. The exhibit features new work by David H. Gibson and Chaco Terada, who often work closely together and sometimes photograph in the same locations.
Originally from Japan and now living in Dallas, Terada was trained at a young age in the art of calligraphy. During her 20s, she practiced calligraphy while participated in two cultural exchange programs that traveled to 10 different countries. After moving to the U.S., she discovered photography and started incorporating it with calligraphy.
“My artworks are basically layered silks (on) which my photos are printed,” she explains via e-mail. “Calligraphic lines are directly on the silk, and in many cases, they are over the photos.”
Due to the nature of Terada’s creative process, all of her works in the exhibition are one-of-a-kind.
“I take pictures wherever I am,” she continues. “I am not looking for the subject or place for the photograph, Subjects exist all around me, anytime, anywhere. They usually reflect my heart at the time.”
A widely-exhibited photographer from Dallas, Gibson is fascinated by how light and atmosphere transform an environment over time. For many years he has focused on black and white landscapes, highlighted by dramatic clouds, storms and an occasional lightning strike.
Gibson often returns to the same location to photograph a single setting over a short period of time when rapid environmental change is taking place in a matter of minutes-typically by a body of water at sunrise. He has photographed extensively in Ireland.
A selection of Gibson’s handmade artist books are also exhibited in the show.