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September 2011

Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, Features Works by Kim Sholly and Charles Slate

The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville in Greenville, SC, will be presenting works by two guest artists, Kim Sholly and Charles Slate, on view from Sept. 1 - 30, 2011. A reception will be held on Sept. 2, from 6-9pm.

Kim Sholly will be showing prints from a pinhole camera and a plastic camera. In her words, as photography continues to advance into the technologically sophisticated digital realm, I want to turn back in time to historic photographic processes. She feels to a time when simply capturing light onto a light-sensitive surface was all that was needed to create photographic beauty.

“While today’s cameras, computers and software programs are continually updated with bigger, faster and more advanced versions of themselves,” says Sholly, adding, “I prefer to take the low-tech approach by using film and the cameras and equipment, some are 75 years old, which time has not made obsolete. It allows me to create the images by hand in the darkroom.”

Images in this exhibit were made with either a pinhole cameras, made from a small box, or a toy plastic camera, held together with a rubber band.

Charles Slate’s work ranges from 35mm to medium format to Polaroid cameras. His main body of work is traditional black and white photography, processed in the dark room by hand. His subject matter is derived from “assignments” that he gives himself. He spends several months on each assignment and completes the body of work before moving onto the next project. The subject matter comes from ideas seen while traveling, visiting galleries or from the work that his wife is doing in her fiber art studio.

Slate constantly looks for ways to not only improve his body of work but to understand the medium he chose to use. His experience spans over 20 years and he continues to try and entertain his viewers.

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