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″

Please con­tact me to check avail­abil­i­ty of this piece.

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″

 

Please con­tact me to check avail­abil­i­ty

Peace of the week, 10/31

Landscape photograph on gold painted steel

Mile Mark­er 249, 16″ x 22″

Please con­tact me to check avail­abil­i­ty.

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″

Please con­tact me to check avail­abil­i­ty.

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.