Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dan Burkholder: A Gold Standard


Please join us Saturday, April 28, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Dan Burkholder: A Gold Standard.  The exhibition will run through Saturday, May 26, 2012.  The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.


Trees in April Snow, Catskills


Dan Burkholder was one of the first photographic artists to embrace digital technology, having originated the digital-negative process in the early 1990's. Melding his unique vision with mastery of both the wet and digital darkrooms, Burkholder went on to pioneer the use of platinum/palladium prints on vellum over 24k gold leaf.  Combined together, the membrane-like translucency of the vellum and iridescence of the gold leaf imbue Burkholder's already beautiful images with a uniqueness all to their own.


Newburgh, Beacon Bridge Over Hudson


As an innovator in the field, Burkholder went on to write Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, an award-winning book that is regarded as one of the most authoritative works in the cannon.  Always one to stay on the forefront of the expanding world of digital photography, Burkholder recently released iPhone Artistry, a step-by-step instruction guide to capturing, processing, sharing and everything else you need to know about making beautifully artistic images with your iPhone.

Mexican Cowboy in Village Store sm

Mexican Cowboy in Village Store

In addition to his photographic and prosaic work on the subject, Burkholder continuously teaches classes and workshops around the country on the craft of digital photography. He is currently serving on the Advisory Board for the Texas Photographic Society and can count the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the International Center of Photography in New York and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego among the many institutions with which he has collaborated.


125th Street Station, New York


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