Tag: 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

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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01 Dec

Who is your client?

Chris Lane / Art, Business, Design, photography / / 1 Comment

America's Cup Building - Valencia, Spain - David ChipperfieldAmerica’s Cup Building in Valencia, Spain, designed by architect David Chipperfield. image from Wikipedia under GNUFDL.

In all aspects of commercial work, be it graphic design, photography, commissioned fine art, or architecture you have a client. I was listening to an interview on a BBC Radio 3 podcast the other day with architect David Chipperfield and he briefly brought up the question for his own architectural work, “Who is ultimately the client?” This question intrigued me and I wanted to follow up on it further. After all, this question can really be put out to a much broader base than just architecture. Who, indeed is the client for the work you produce?

The Billpayer

Obviously, the one that is actually giving you the money to do your work is ultimately the client, right? They are the true decision maker, because without them,
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