Images by PACC members Vardan Aroustamian, Ken Fowkes, and Wright Schickli were selected for past, current, and future exhibitions at the Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center in Minneapolis.
Vardan’s photo, Still Life with Pears and Box, was shown from August 22 to September 15, 2020, as part of Praxis’ Still Life exhibit.
Vardan says: Still Life with Pears and Box is part of his Lesschromatic series where white wrapping tissue paper is used to reduce the intensity of color and at the same time emphasize it in a predominantly white surrounding.
Still Life with Pears and Box was the First Place image for the Open category in the PACC June 10, 2020, Digital Competition.
Ken’s photo, Spooning Leaves, was selected for Praxis’ recent Shape of Things exhibit and was on display from October 24 to November 9, 2020.
Ken says: I am always on the lookout for things in nature that prompt me to anthropomorphize. These two leaves reminded me of people cuddling.
Spooning was an Honorable Mention image for the Flora Print category in the 2019 PACC Annual Competition.
Wright’s photo, Jane, is included in Praxis’ current Empty Places/Abandoned Spaces exhibit which runs from January 16 to January 30, 2021.
Wright says about Jane: I was roaming around the backroads of Morgan Hill when I saw this abandoned car exquisitely decorated by graffiti, including expensive gold paint. It looked like a concerted daytime, as opposed to Midnight, artistic effort. Something Andy Warhol would have done! I knew just what to do (stop immediately!), and I’m glad I was able to capture that moment with my Nikon Z7.
Images by Ken and Wright were selected for Praxis’ upcoming Abstract Image exhibit: https://www.praxisphotocenter.org/temp-gallery-3
Ken says about Enfolded: For years I had a corkscrew willow tree in my backyard upon which I practiced making images with long exposure and camera motion. I especially enjoyed doing this in the winter when the branches were bare. The tree is gone now, but sometimes I still enjoy looking through the thousands of images I made. Last year I discovered this one, made in January 2018.
Wright says about Tidal Wave: My son recently repainted his house, and I saw him pouring out the left-over paint samples to properly dispose of them. He helped me take a series of photos by carefully pouring the paint around my iPhone that was precariously held by me inside a pickle bucket. Fortunately, my iPhone did not get splattered with paint . . . which is why I was afraid to use my Nikon Z7!
Tidal Wave (The Wave) was the Second Place image for the Open category in the PACC October 14, 2020, Digital Competition.
Wright says about Chromatic Aberration: I captured this image with my infrared Nikon D750 full spectrum camera while laying down on my back on the sidewalk in front this photo of the Cantor Art Museum, as the sun was setting. I really liked the shapes, colors and the burnished look. The security guard at the museum, however, was not very amused because he didn’t notice my camera at first."
Chromatic Aberration (Yo Reinterpreted) was the Second Place image for the Open category in the PACC September 9, 2020, Digital Competition.
Praxis Gallery and Photo Arts Center
2637 27th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Gallery 2021 (Includes the Empty Places : Abandoned Spaces exhibit):
Gallery 2020 (Includes the Shape of Things and Still Life exhibits; also the Empty Places : Abandoned Spaces exhibit):
Upcoming Abstract Image exhibit:
Ken, Vardan, and Wright enjoyed selecting, preparing, and submitting photos to Praxis. Upcoming exhibits and deadlines for submissions are “The Portrait” (January 31) and “Animal Beings” (February 15).