Greg Stimac, ‘Salt Flats’, 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. Together, the works 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