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Image by Brandon Stauffer Selected by the Praxis Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 10/26/2022

Shrapnel Number Three, an image by PACC member Brandon Stauffer, has been selected for inclusion in The Life of Color exhibition at the Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center in Minneapolis.


Color is a powerful tool in composing a poetic visual statement and is highly descriptive in developing the imaginative capabilities of the mind’s eye.  In this exhibition, Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that explores color as a central device in the creation of compelling photographic art.  The exhibition was curated by Praxis Directors.

Brandon says:  This image is a composite of multiple ICM abstracts that I made in my backyard during the summer.  I played with the colors in Photoshop and then used different blend modes (including Divide and Screen) between the layers with varying opacities to get the final composition and color scheme.  As for the title, when I looked at the image, the crazy chaos reminded me of shrapnel flying all over the place – not that I’ve ever witnessed it.

It's a great relief to know that no animals were harmed in the making of this image.

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Brandon Stauffer:  Shrapnel Number Three

The in-gallery exhibition will be on the walls November 19 through December 3.  The opening reception will take place on Saturday, November 19 from 6 to 8 pm.  The current location of the online exhibition is:  Take some time to check out these very colorful images!


Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a non-profit community-based arts organization that aims to support the development of emerging photographic artists.  Praxis provides photographic exhibitions and learning opportunities that inform, challenge, and engage the individual artist, and promotes artists’ work to local and international audiences.


Note to all you ICM (or, in some cases, UICM) aficionados, Praxis next call for entry is for the Motion > Blur exhibition, which will open on December 17.  Deadline for submission is October 31:





Praxis Gallery and Photo Arts Center

  2637 27th Avenue South

  Minneapolis, MN 55406



The Life of Color Exhibition:

   November 19 – December 3 

   Opening reception:  Saturday, November 19, 6 to 8 PM


Gallery hours:

   Tuesday through Friday:  By appointment

   Saturday:  12 PM to 5 PM

   Masks are required for those not fully vaccinated.