Opening & Artist Reception
Friday, Sept 15, 5–7pm
On View: Sept 15 – Nov 11, 2017
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
photo-eye Gallery is proud to announce Tempest an exhibition of recent black-and-white storm photographs from represented artist Mitch Dobrowner – including the debut of several NEW images in the acclaimed series. Tempest opens Friday Sept 15th with an Artist Reception from 5–7 PM and continues through Nov 11th, 2017.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
For nearly a decade, Mitch Dobrowner has ventured out with professional storm chasers into the American heartland photographing the energy of a wondrous and sometimes perilous planet. Storms themselves are inherently paradoxical, representing both significant disruption and necessary recharge to the environment in a single event, and Dobrowner’s images often feel sublime as we witness torrential rain dropped by a 50,000ft helix, mile-high tornados, and bolts of lightning from the comfort of the gallery floor. These dualities are central to the series.
While photographing, Dobrowner keeps the words of Edward Abbey as a kind of mantra: “Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today.” A modern master printer, Dobrowner’s work is well seated as a contemporary member in a long and honored line of American landscape photographers.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mitch Dobrowner’s photographs have been exhibited internationally at venues including the Somerset House in London, England, the GADCOLLECTION in Paris, France, and EXPO Chicago. Dobrowner’s images also appear in several notable collections, including: The Museum of Fine Arts: Houston, The Portland Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Furthermore, Mitch Dobrowner has been awarded First Place at PX3, First Place at IPA/Lucie, earned the Joseph Riis Award, and has been named to the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 three times. His work has been published in National Geographic, B&W magazine, TIME, and his sold-out monograph Storms was published by Aperture in 2013.