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From the Flat-Files | Prints We Love For Less Than $1000

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As we settle in the new location, we have been revisiting the photographs that have lived in our flat-files over the years. Because we are lucky enough to represent so many outstanding artists, our list of favorites is quite substantial.
Tom Chambers, Tea for Two, 2018, archival pigment ink, 21 x 12 inches, edition of 20, $950
As we settle in the new location, we have been revisiting the photographs that have lived in our flat-files over the years. Because we are lucky enough to represent so many outstanding artists, our list of favorites is quite substantial. To give every image the attention it deserves, in this week's "From the Flat-Files," we focus on prints that are $1000 or less.

If you are a first-time collector, an excellent way to center in on purchasing the right piece is setting a limit, like a budget or a genre. Check out our Collecting Guide for some great advice from Gallery Director Anne Kelly. Also, if you have questions about the different print processes available to our photographers, here is another wonderful guide.

If any of the works speak to you, please reach out to us, we would love to tell you more about the images and the artists, or advise on collecting.
Photographer Tom Chambers (see the above image) was raised in the Amish farm country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Tom completed a B.F.A. in 1985 from The Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, Florida majoring in graphic design with an emphasis in photography. Since 1998 Tom has exhibited photomontage images from ten photographic series both nationally and internationally in twenty one solo exhibitions and over seventy group exhibitions and art fairs.

Reuben Wu is a British photographer, born in 1975 in Liverpool. He's also a violinist, keyboardist, DJ and music producer for the popular electronic band Ladytron. Wu is considered one of the most cutting edge, high-tech photographers of our time. 
For a deeper insight into Reuben Wu's practice, check out the following recent interview with National Geographic:
Also, recently as part of photo l.a.'s Virtual Connect + Collect, we hosted a live conversation between Wu and publisher Kris Graves. We discussed the process behind the artist's work and the books they have collaborated on. You may watch this inspiring conversation in the following link:

Steve Fitch, Harlowton, Montana; June, 1998, archival pigment print, 12 x 12 inches, $600

Steve Fitch documents the highway sights and out-of-the-way places of the American West in humorous, poetic color and black-and-white photographs. For his first project, published as the book Diesels and Dinosaurs (1976), he captured drive-ins, neon-lit motels, and truck and tourist stops edged along the two-lane highways of the region. “Today, with interstate highways and jet travel, the journey has been diminished,” he has said. “With my photography I have been interested in the ‘vernacular of the journey.’” In other projects, Fitch has focused on abandoned homes and prehistoric Native American pictograph and petroglyph sites in the Great Plains. He cites his undergraduate studies in anthropology as a shaping force in his work, explaining: “In some ways, I have thought of myself as a visual folklorist who uses photography to collect material.”
David H. Gibson is a primarily self-taught artist who possesses a reverence for place and light. This mindset fuels his black-and-white and color photographs of landscapes, nature, and places where the manmade abuts the natural. He remains devoted to the darkroom and to developing his own prints, which is reflected in his overall vision and the framing of his subjects. In America, Gibson hews to the West, photographing the landscapes of states such as Texas and New Mexico. He also travels abroad; in Japan, Gibson captured the fleeting pink froth of the country’s famous cherry blossoms and the patterns raked into Kyoto’s Zen rock gardens. Gibson is especially drawn to Eagle Nest Lake, New Mexico, as the changing atmospheric conditions intrigue him. “It is always a surprise and a gift to be at Eagle Nest Lake before dawn to see what is presented,” he once said.
Diana Bloomfield, Green Dress and Pomegranate, 2017, tricolor gum bichromate, 12 x 12 inches, edition of 10, $1000   

An exhibiting photographer for over 35 years, Diana Bloomfield has received numerous awards for her images, including five Regional Artist Grants from the United Arts Council of Raleigh, NC, most recently for 2015-16. Specializing in 19th-century printing techniques, Diana’s images have been included in a number of books, including Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography Fifth Edition: From Film to Pixels (2011), in Christopher James’ The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (2015), and, most recently, in Christina Z. Anderson’s Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and their Creative Practice (2017), to list a few. 


Angela Bacon-Kidwell

Angela Bacon-Kidwell, A Murmur of Wholeness, 2013, archival pigment print, 15 x 20 inches, edition of 30, $1000

Angela Bacon-Kidwell is an award winning photographer and visual artist that lives and works in Texas. Angela has a BFA from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, with specialization in painting and photography. Her work emerges from her journey of recovering a sense of self, strength and spirituality through an examination of her identities as daughter, granddaughter, wife, mother and artist. Her photographic work has received numerous awards and honors and has been exhibited and published both nationally and internationally. Recent awards and recognition’s include: nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography in 2011, Finalist for the John Clarence Laughlin Award, First place in the Palm Springs Photo Festival, First Place in the Texas Photographic Society International Competition and 2012 lecture at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.


Edward Bateman

Edward Bateman, Leaf No. 39c2, 2019, archival pigment ink, 20 x 20 inches, edition of 7, $900

Edward Bateman is an artist and professor at the University of Utah. Through constructed and often anachronistic imagery, he creates alleged historical artifacts that examine our belief in the photograph as a reliable witness. In 2009, Nazraeli Press released a signed and numbered book of his work titled Mechanical Brides of the Uncanny, that explores 19th-century automatons as a metaphor for the camera, stating: "For the first time in human existence, objects of our own creation were looking back at us.” Bateman and his work have been included in the third edition of "Seizing the Light: A Social and Aesthetic History of Photography" by Robert Hirsch. His work has been shown internationally in over twenty-eight countries and is included in the collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Getty Research among others.

» Purchase Edward Bateman's Book One Picture Book #58

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For more information, and to purchase prints, please contact Gallery Director Anne Kelly or Gallery Assistant Patricia Martin, or you may also call us at 505-988-5152 x202