| Ancora, Venice, Italy, 2010. © David Burdeny. All rights reserved.
David Burdeny - Ancora
Curator: Richard Gadd
September 8, 2012 through October 20, 2012
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The raffle has been extended to the end of the exhibition
David Burdeny has very generously offered to donate the framed
image seen here, titled Ancora, Venice, Italy, 2010. This 32" x 49" framed
image retails for $9,000. Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the exhibition for $5.00 each
or 5 tickets for $20.00.
You won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to support CPA by purchasing
your tickets for the drawing of this beautiful photograph by one of the leading
photographers of our time. You need not be present to win. The image may be picked up by the winner from the CPA gallery at the conclusion of the exhibition run. If you are unable to visit the gallery and would like to purchase raffle tickets, please call the CPA office at 831-625-5181 and speak with Chris or Nicole. The drawing will be announced October 24, 2012.
Ancora is the Italian word for “still” and it is the word chosen by photographer David Burdeny as the title for this series of photographs made during the fall of 2010 and the winter of 2011. Burdeny uses his photography to explore the
relationship between the landscape, the photographer and the viewer. Seeking out the best vantage point to capture a cohesive composition that may include a very complex city view, a single building (as in Ancora, Venice, Italy 2010) or
a vast exotic landscape, Burdeny strives to create a sense of calm and stillness in each of his images. Most of these photographs are made on overcast days, often before dusk or dawn, to capture the soft quality of light which, along with
the extended exposure times, helps to create a feeling of tranquility that is so dominant in his photographs. By using filters on the camera and by making adjustments in the printing process, he is able to continue to enhance his vision.
David Burdeny started making pictures at the age of 12. He began photographing the landscapes around his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and as a self-taught photographer he began
developing black and white prints in his own primitive darkroom. He studied architecture and interior design extensively, both of which gave him the formal visual language that he consistently uses to produce his large-scale photographic
images. He has created striking memories of locations from around the world. His global interest keeps him constantly traveling so that it is possible for us to see, though his eyes, these extraordinary locations. His classical compositions
and peaceful images have been made in a variety of countries including China, Egypt, Japan, France, Italy, Canada, and most recently Thailand and Vietnam.
- Richard Gadd
Richard Gadd has been the Director of Weston Gallery in Carmel, California for the past seven years. He has curated
numerous exhibitions on 19th, 20th, & 21st century fine art photography. His expertise includes extensive knowledge of installation and exhibition design as well as archival preservation methods, the care and handling of rare prints,
and collection management. As Photography Curator and Executive Director of the Monterey Museum of Art, he organized many contemporary and historical photographic exhibits including: Photographic Views of Meiji: A Portrait of Old
Japan; Passion and Precision: Photographs from the Collection of Margaret W. Weston; and Brett Weston: In Pursuit of Form.
Gadd began making photographs in 1975 and has been involved in fine art photography for more than 30 years. He earned a degree in photography at the
University of Dayton, Ohio. He began his career at the Dayton Art Institute and later worked for two different art galleries in San Francisco, California before moving to the Monterey Pennisula.
David Burdeny - Ancora
This soft-cover catalog includes all 25 images from the September 8 – October 20, 2012 exhibition, along with statements from Burdeny and the curator, Richard Gadd.
Artist-signed copies of the book, which was designed for CPA by Takigawa Design, will be available at the CPA gallery for $20.00. The catalog may also be previewed and
purchased, online, from our publisher: MagCloud.Book: $25.00*
Digital book: $4.00
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