As They See Us: Eight Ohio Artists – an exhibit at the Mansfield Art Center open this past Sunday. The show features eight approaches to portrait and figure rendering and includes work by 7 Ohio painters and Larry’s Colorful Camera photo series.
Each of the eight images in the Colorful Camera series are 20 x 30 and are printed on canvas stretched over a wooden frame. All images are on display from June 19 – July 24.
And no, the guy towering over Columbus with the Green Camera is not Paul Shaffer of THE LATE SHOW with David Letterman. However, the image below is Roger Williams, a Columbus based artist who is also featured in the exhibit.
More on the Colorful Camera Series can be found on our blog @ Colorful Interpretations
LOCATION: The Mansfield Art Center, 700 Marion Ave. Mansfield, OH
Hours: Tue – Sat 11am – 5pm, Sun 12pm – 5pm, Closed Mon
Kojo © Larry Hamill
Larry was recently asked to be a guest curator for Ragazine.cc, the on-line magazine of art, information and entertainment.
Originating in the mid-1970s in Columbus, Ohio, Ragazine was the title of an alternative newspaper published by a small group of friends. In 2004, it was revived on the web as Ragazine.cc by Mike Foldes, founder and managing editor, and continues to be a collaboration of artists, writers, poets and photographers.
Guest curators are asked to gather work from fellow artists and photographers that they believe merit a larger audience. Larry selected Columbus photographers Kojo Kamau and Chas Ray Krider as featured artists for the November-December 2009 issue.
Following a four-year stint as an Air Force photographer in the early 1960s, Kojo has spent a lifetime photographing Columbus, Ohio. His photos include well-known locals like Elijah Pierce, as well as nationally known figures Maya Angelou, Muhammed Ali and fellow photographer, Gordon Parks.
Gordon Parks © Kojo Kamau
Chas Ray also started out documenting life in Columbus and over the years moved to framing the darker side of life. Two of his erotica series are entitled Goodbye Kitty and Days of Noir.
Chas Ray © Larry Hamill
The images of Kamau and Krider, posed here with cameras of yesteryear, are part of Larry’s ongoing Colorful Camera Series. The first of these images can be seen in a previous post entitled Digital Technology Changes in a Flash.