This Here Now

Photography by Tim Bowman

Join us August 2nd from 5 – 7 PM for the opening of Tim Bowman’s photography exhibit THIS HERE NOW. THIS HERE NOW consists of two bodies of work. In the first, Bowman presents urban landscape images collected from early morning explorations of a changing Winston-Salem. The photographs are both formal and documentary in nature. Bowman uses the city’s architectural shapes and textures to create formal compositions. Simultaneously he records the histories of use and reuse that are evident on the exteriors of these buildings. The images are presented as 15 large scale laser prints and two small silver gelatin prints. The second body of work is from an ongoing series of photographs inspired by the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Bowman’s experience of the eclipse and related astrophotography led him to use the visual and scientific language of eclipses to create one-of-a-kind silver gelatin and cyanotype photographs . These works will be presented as eight double-size, pigment print enlargements.

About the artist:

Tim Bowman is an antique-process photographer who documents the landscape in Winston- Salem, his adopted hometown. He uses antique photographic processes and refashioned equipment to record his actual environment, as well as made up ones. He searches for the mystery in ordinary things. Originally trained in film photography, Bowman rediscovered darkroom work after two decades of manipulating moving images for film and television. He is currently working with paper negatives in large format cameras and other historical photographic printing processes.

August 2 - August 19, 2019