Haines Gallery presents Elemental, a group exhibition featuring new and recent works by John Chiara, Binh Danh, Chris McCaw, and Meghann Riepenhoff, at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC). The four artists are West Coast photographers who create handcrafted prints that celebrate and collaborate with the natural world.
The works in Elemental are singular and unique photographic objects, defined as much by how they are made as by what they depict. The artists on view are known for their analog processes that explore the medium's fundamental materials of chemistry and light. In their use of both newly invented and antiquated processes, each embraces the forces of nature to create their work: sun and light, as all photography does, but also water, weather, temperature, and the spin of the earth. Some works are abstract and painterly impressions of the landscape; others ask us to reconsider our relationship to and memory of well-known sites and monuments. Throughout, their innovative approaches to landscape and photography invite us to experience the world anew.
Elemental coincides with the traveling exhibition "Ansel Adams In Our Time," on view at the de Young Museum from April 8th to July 23rd - https://www.sfstation.com/ansel-adams-in-our-time-e2456885