Sierra At Route 14, from the Los Angeles Series

Signature: Signed by the artist on print verso in pencil

Solo exhibition 2012 ROSEGALLERY

From the collection of the artist

About John Chiara

John Chiara is an experimental photographer who makes unique works by directly manipulating photosensitive paper. Chiara always believed that too much was lost in the final photograph because of the enlargement processes in the darkroom. In 1995, he was working primarily with making contact prints with large-format negatives, but in subsequent years he developed equipment and processes that allowed him to make large-scale, color, positive photographic images without the use of film. The largest of his devices is a field camera that is large enough for Chiara to enter; he attaches the paper to this camera’s back wall and uses his hands and body to burn and dodge the image instinctively. Chiara’s developing process often leaves anomalies in the resulting images, which he embraces.

American, b. 1971, San Francisco, California, based in San Francisco, California

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
West Side at Tioronda, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
2016
2015
John Chiara: Misssissippi, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
West Side at Tioronda, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
2016
2015
John Chiara: Misssissippi, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta
2015
John Chiara: Mississippi, ROSEGALLERY, Los Angeles
2013
John Chiara: Los Angeles, ROSEGALLERY, Los Angeles

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Winter Group Show, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
2015
Paris Photo Gallery Weekend, NextLevel Galerie, Paris
2015
Summer Choices, Crown Point Press, San Francisco
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