Kim Weston - Painted Photographs
Curator: Huntington Witherill
June 30, 2012 through September 1, 2012
Lecture: June 30, 2012 3:00 PM at Carmel Woman's Club
Opening Reception, Catalog Sale & Signing, and Print Raffle: June 30, 2012 4:00-6:00PM at CPA Gallery
Use San Carlos entrance only during opening
Raffle ticket prices: $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00
Sponsor: Freestyle Photographic Supplies
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Watch the video of Kim Weston's lecture.
Watch the video of Kim Weston talking about the exhibition with curator and friend, photographer Huntington Witherill.
As a third generation photographer in the revered Weston family, Kim Weston has been steeped in traditional black and white photography for his entire life.
With over 30 years as a photographer, teacher, lecturer and mentor this Weston has moved beyond those traditional roots to a more individualized interpretation of the medium.
For the past 8 years Kim Weston has been applying artist quality oil paints to his silver gelatin photographs. In addition to applying paint to his signature nude series, he has applied paint to his ballerina series as well as to a new series of
photographs of eyes – most notably those of his wife, Gina Weston. As Weston continues his work for this exhibition, some of his most recent images will be included.
Just as his grandfather shifted the medium and advanced photography from pictorialism to more sharply-focused images, so too has Kim Weston
moved away from that very genre towards one that combines the methods of photography with that of painting. The long respected surface of the silver gelatin
print is eschewed while at the same time the image itself is enhanced with the application of the paint.
Kim Weston learned his craft while assisting his father, Cole, in the darkroom making gallery prints from his grandfather’s, Edward’s, original negatives.
Weston also worked for many years as an assistant to his Uncle Brett, whose bold, abstract photographs rank as some of the finest examples of that genre.
Kim Weston works with all large format cameras from a Mamiya 67 to an Arca Swiss 8x10. Although he is most well known for his silver gelatin prints, he also
works in platinum. As a teacher and a mentor, he passes along his knowledge freely to all his students. His photographs have been featured in many group
and individual exhibitions throughout the world, and are included in many major collections both nationally and internationally.
Weston and his wife, Gina, live at Wildcat Hill, the former home of Edward Weston, where living the life of an artist and a photographer remain at the core of Kim Weston’s creative soul.
Huntington Witherill, who will be curating this exhibition, has himself gradually migrated from traditional photographic roots in search of a more contemporary
approach to the medium. With interest and anticipation he has closely followed the evolution of Weston’s series of painted photographs since its inception. States Witherill: "It is indeed an honor and a privilege to have been invited to
curate this exhibition of Kim’s work. Few artists exhibit the kind of raw talent, creative energy, and indomitable spirit that Kim Weston does. Viewers of this exhibition are in for a rare treat!” Huntington Witherill is a photographer who lives in Monterey, CA.
This exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from Freestyle Photographic Supplies.
Catalog Sale & Signing
Kim Weston - Painted Photographs
This soft-cover includes 40 images from the exhibition, Weston's artist statement and the curator's statement by Huntington Witherill.
You may purchase this book signed by Kim Weston at the CPA Gallery for $20.00.
Digital book: $4.00
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