Greg Stimac, ‘North Coast’, 2014, DOCUMENT

Greg Stimac (born 1976) is a photographer and sculptor based in Oakland, California. His black and white silver gelatin photograms and wooden sculptures examine the firearm craftsmanship of the early American West and the traditions of photographing the frontier. Stimac uses Google Street View to reconstruct locations in the darkroom by way of cut cardboard layers and “burning and dodging” techniques, while the sculptures originate from black walnut gun stocks, stacked, reduced, and shifted from their intended use. These forms appear as abstracted bodies and inverted vertical horizons, echoed in the silhouettes of photogram ridge lines. Stimac has been included in exhibitions at The
Walker Museum of Art, Minneapolis, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum for Contemporary Photography, Chicago. He has had solo exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, White Flag Projects in St. Louis, Missouri, DOCUMENT, Chicago and ltd. Los Angeles. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; UBS, Chicago; the Wieland Collection, Atlanta; and the Ruttenberg Collection, Chicago, among others.

About Greg Stimac

American, b. 1976, based in Oakland, CA, United States