Category: Art

10 Sep

Brief interview and photos of the exhibition

Chris Lane / Art, External News, photography / / 5 Comments

This will be just a quick update on my solo-exhibition at the River Walk gallery in East Grand Forks, Minnesota. It has been hanging for a little less than a week now. It will be hanging until September 28th, so you still have time to get out and see it if you are in the area. If you aren’t in the area, you can still purchase prints (each image is limited to 15, so get them quick!). Just send me an email chris chrislanephoto.com
The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday 2-8pm, Sunday 2-5pm.

First up, I did a brief radio interview with Rom Ogaard of Pioneer 90.1. I have embedded that just below, so you can listen here.

I realize now, listening to this, I said “I guess” an awful lot! Other than that, I don’t think I sound too stupid.

Next, my friend and fellow photographer, Bruce Ulrich, wrote up a blog post about the exhibition and how he helped me come to the conclusion of the subject matter I ended up choosing for the show.

Another reminder to not forget about the Art & Wine walk, where I will be at the gallery from 1-5pm on Saturday, September 20th. Make sure you come around and say hi!

Lastly, here are a number of photos of the gallery, some taken by Therese Jacobson, coordinator of the gallery. You can see some more of the photos I haven’t yet shown, though, obviously, they look far different when in person! They are printed on metallic paper and pretty large to show off the detail.

Unseen Splendor Exhibition

Unseen Splendor exhibition photo
Unseen Splendor exhibition photo
Unseen Splendor exhibition photo
Unseen Splendor exhibition photo

Bonus photo with my family
Family of Chris Lane

30 Aug

Big announcement – Solo Exhibition

Chris Lane / Art, photography, Updates / / 3 Comments

Sceptre from Within © Chris Lane Photo
Sceptre from Within

I have pretty big news that I’ve kept under wraps for quite a while now and I am ready to announce it. On September 5th, my solo exhibition titled “Unseen Splendor” will be opening at the River Walk Artists Gallery in East Grand Forks, ND. For directions, times, and phone number of the gallery, click here. The exhibition is a series of macro flower photographs. I have 18 photos on display for you to view and purchase for your own art collection. I’ll post a few for you in this post so you can get an idea of what they look like.

Morning Rain © Chris Lane Photo
Morning Rain

Artist’s Statement

Always seen as a natural form of beauty, flowers are typically viewed from a certain, comfortable distance. This series brings you into a secret, more intimate place, where you see minute details of flowers, as captured by macro photography. Also, most people only focus on a small subset of flowers in the world, skipping over everything not deemed desirable. These images, primarily of so-called weeds, are meant to show the inherent beauty of seemingly unnoticed things in the world. These images will be in a limited print run of 15 prints for each image.

Pained Beauty © Chris Lane Photo
Pained Beauty

I will also be on site for the Art & Wine walk on Saturday, September 20th from around noon until 5 or so. I hope to see you there or at least that you can make a visit to the gallery to see the large prints. The prints are 16 x 20 and 14 x 11, so they are pretty large. And they are on metallic paper, so they really look fantastic. Enjoy the show!

Softly Pure © Chris Lane Photo
Softly Pure

19 Mar

This is the biggest collaborative project yet.

Chris Lane / Art, illustration, photography / / 3 Comments

You may have seen my previous collaboration project with 8 others via twitter but this time I decided to go bigger. I also completely changed the format of how we went about the effort. Previously, I gave each person the same set of raw files and told them to do whatever they felt like doing with them. This time, I started with one finalized image, handed it off to the next person to do whatever they wanted, and then their file would go on to the next, and the next and so on until everyone was finished. The only image each person saw was the one handed to them, so everyone is completely in the dark at this point. Well, today will be the big unveiling.
The rules were simple, anything was allowed, except they had to leave one part of the image intact, or at least recognizable, and add or change at least one thing. The beginning image was one I recently showed for a local art collective program I was a part of, called The Traveler. Below I will post the size that my blog will allow with the name of the manipulator beneath, then at the bottom of this post I will put them all together in a more concise manner.

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Me!
@chrislanepd

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18 Sep

Get some great art from multiple artists for cheap!

Chris Lane / Art, Featured Artist, photography / / 0 Comments

I was recently invited to participate in a program called Community Supported Artists by the local Northwest Minnesota Arts Council. This is a program that gathers together 9 artists to each create a limited edition print or artwork to be distributed amongst “subscribers” to the program. Below, you can see the photo that I submitted for collectors to receive.
So, for each month for three months, three artists each create a piece and produce 50 prints or copies. Then once a month there is a reception where the artists and patrons get together to distribute the work, meet and greet, and all that sort of thing. The artwork “shares” just went on sale within the last week or so and are expected to go fast. The shares (9 works by 9 artists) are only 300$, which is an incredible deal. If you would like to get in on this deal, contact Therese Jacobson via email tmjacobson16@gmail.com or via phone 218-745-9111.
This is by no means limited to local patrons, anyone anywhere can buy them and shipping will be added. I can’t say for sure how much the shipping is, but I’m sure it is reasonable.

My contribution

My print is 12×16 with a canvas backer board, protected in a (removable) clear cellophane bag and an included artists statement and letter to the patron is included.
The Traveler © Chris Lane Photo

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29 May

Artists of Northwest Minnesota

Chris Lane / Art, Design, Painting, photography / / 0 Comments

Earlier this year I completed a print design project for the Northwest Regional Arts Council of Minnesota. This happens to be my local arts council so I was happy to work on it. The project was to design a booklet to feature all the local artists in a few counties in the region. Being a fine artist myself, I also chose to be featured within the booklet.
While working on this I had to work with my fellow artists to get everything together. There are 31 artists, besides myself, featured in this and all from different backgrounds and art styles. There are painting, ceramics, fabric, and photography artists.

Artists of Northwest Minnesota Cover

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