Yearly Archives: 2011

Perlow-Stevens Gallery in the News

My new series, Terra Nullius, is still showing at the PS:Gallery in Columbia, Missouri. Please go see it if you are anywhere near, this will be the only chance to see it as a full collection.

 

Jennifer Perlow says in an article in the Columbia Tribune:  (pdf)

Perlow wants people to come in and see how Dahlquist’s art changes so much with the light. “They are quieter and still and lovely…Her intent is to take away enough so that you stop asking where it is. It’s recognizable as a landscape, but it’s not so literal a translation that the viewer begins to try to discern the location of each photo.”


Minimal landscape photograph over silver painted steel

From the series Terra Nullius (#7)

 

Peace of the week, Nov 14

Landscape photograph on gold painted steel

Mile Marker 241, 16" x 22"

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Ben Buonaiuto – One of our Favorite People!

It is a good life, filled up and overflowing.  “There’s opportunity everywhere,” he says.  “And I do meditate, not as much as I used to, but I do it,” he says, “even when I get stuck in traffic.  I meditate a lot like a cat would.”

 

Ben Buonaiuto

photo by Marcus Coker

Those are the kinds of things Ben says that throw you off.  He meditates like a cat. It’s an image that’s hard to forget.  He describes himself as a pragmatic man, but still believes in the magic of everyday life.  Not only does he believe, he has the good sense to cherish it every single day.   (excerpt from The World According to Ben, story by Marla Cantrell)

 

Ben and Sage and both of their extended families are an inspiration. We are lucky to be part of their lives; to have traveled with them from the Florida Keys to Red Fish Lake, Idaho and many points in-between, to have shared many meals, and to know and watch Ari grow!   Read the article and I’m sure you will be jealous and dying to see the lion!

 

Peace of the week, Nov 7

Landscape photograph on gold painted steel

Mile Marker 245, 16" x 22"

 

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Peace of the week, 10/31

Landscape photograph on gold painted steel

Mile Marker 249, 16" x 22"

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Terra Nullius

 

Minimal landscape photograph over silver painted steel

From the series Terra Nullius (#8)

 

I am really excited about my new series of work that is now showing in the Perlow-Stevens Gallery in Columbia, Missouri, Terra Nullius meaning no-man’s land. In this series of works I am exploring how we respond to information in a photograph and what our expectations of a photograph are. How much information is necessary to read an image as a landscape? How much information must I remove so that the viewer can respond to the image without trying to place the photograph in a literal location? (ie: “I think that is South Dakota” “That must be Kansas”. ) One thing I know I managed to do is create a body of artwork that is even harder to document than my previous works so if you are near or traveling through Columbia please stop in and see the work in person. To see it online just doesn’t compare!

Peace of the week, Oct 24

Landscape photograph on gold painted steel

Mile Marker 202, 23" x 35"

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An Understanding

Mile Marker 200

 

Chris Dahlquist’ Dreamscapes by Tom Ryan

“Her landscapes, or rather, skyscapes, give one the intellectual elbow room to dream a bit. She takes you to that in-between place in life, like the space between sleep and awake on those nice mornings when you awaken without the alarm.

A life of modern communication, one that includes reading online, challenges us to be careful curators in a way. We work to choose what we sense, given the myriad of choices. Once in a while, we deserve to see and experience art in the real sense. Dahlquist’s work can be viewed online, but the artifact and her presentation of it is a rich experience.”  Tom Ryan

read the full article


Thank you for choosing to spend time with my artwork both online and in person.