“By Myself: An exploration of large format film photography and letterpress printmaking”

Carter G. Woodson 7th grade boys worked with Sawtooth photography teacher Joseph Brunjes to create large format photography “selfies”. They learned to operate a large format camera with bellows and manual settings. Next they learned how to develop their film in the darkroom.Students also worked with Sawtooth interns Mackenzie Filson and April Honbarger, using letterpress and experimental collage. They learned about duality, how a single idea can be represented in two different ways. The boys created portraits about themselves using words printed on the letterpress and images cut from magazines. The boys work will be on exhibit at Sawtooth from Friday, Jan. 17th through Friday, Feb. 14th. Reception, Friday, Feb 7th, 5-7pm

Join us Friday, October 4th, 5 – 7 PM for “Buildings Inside” by Leslie Smith, Sawtooth Director of Graphics + Textiles.

Exhibition: October 4 – November 8, 2019
Redding Corridor Gallery

Join us Friday, September 6 from 5 – 7 PM for the opening reception of “New Artworks by the Men of The Fellowship Home.”

“In August of 2011, we started the Artistic Rehabilitative Therapy (ART) at TFH. These are weekly informal guided art sessions to produce paintings or other mixed media artworks. One goal is to develop self-appreciation for the creative abilities of each participant. Also, we hope to create a quiet, introspective, unwinding place for men in the program. And also we want to provide full exposure to the materials and processes of the professional artist, from concept to exhibitions.” – Alex Norwood

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.

Utilizing the medium of colored pencil, artist Donna Slade has created a series of realistic paintings depicting the struggles facing impoverished Colombians living in violent rural communities.

New ga//ery show opens Thurs. September 20! Join us at 5pm for our opening reception in the a/trium – food, drinks & music provided. Hosted by a/perture cinema in partnership with Sawtooth School for Visual Art with help from Reynolda House Museum of American Art.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Charles Hahn currently resides in Winston-Salem, NC. Combining his love of fine art with his passion for street photography and portraits. During his high school years, Hahn spent hours and hours in the darkroom at school and at home. In the summer of 1975, this young photographer set out to document Chippewa Street, a seamy street in Buffalo, NY, for a high school art project. He photographed what would become the most iconic visual representation of the Chippewa Street area at that time.

Check out his work at www.hahnphoto.net/homeless.