The Customs House Museum showcases Structural Themed Photographs

Published Tuesday, September 22, 2015
by Press Release

CLARKSVILLE, TN – The Kimbrough Gallery of the Customs House Museum is featuring the photography of the Darkroom Junkies through October 9th.

The Darkroom Junkies is a Clarksville based photography group who specialize in film and alternative processes for creating fine art photography. According to group spokeswoman, Mitzi Cross, the “Junkies” are “purist” in the sense that they shoot film and develop their own negatives and photos in a true darkroom. She states, “We want to exhibit work based on images that the photographer and camera actually saw. Any manipulation that is done to the image is done in the darkroom. Architecture as a subject allows the artist to experiment with point-of-view, subject matter and composition. These photographs present a wide variety of interpretations of design that we find in the real world”.

There is a sense of familiarity throughout the exhibition and the works contain both traditional subjects, as well as, a few abstract compositions. In the age of digital photography these pieces are a refreshing experience. Structured features a variety of techniques including Sam K’s metallic print of a regional tobacco barn and Mark Grigg’s silver gelatin print of Nashville’s Parthenon. Malcolm Glass' image titled View from the Electric Company is a toned silver print presenting a dreamy ghost-like vision of bright windows. Glass has exhibited work in numerous galleries in the mid-south, and he has published photos in several magazines and books. In 2001 he won first prize in a photography competition in Asheville, North Carolina for the book Asheville: A Photographic Portrait, published by Twin Lights. In 2004 he and his wife Mitzi Cross presented an exhibit of their photographs, “Intimate Portraits,” at the Downtown Artists’ Co-Op Gallery in Clarksville, Tennessee; and in 2009 their exhibition of alternative process photographs, “Women,” was featured at the Premiere Gallery of the Tennessee Art League in Nashville.

Structured will be on exhibit through October 9th. Located at the corner of Second and Commerce Streets, the Customs House Museum is the second largest general museum in Tennessee. For more information on above events contact Terri Jordan, Exhibits Curator, at 931-648-5780 or terri@customshousemuseum.org.

 

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