Stanford Art Spaces
April 18, 2008 to June 19, 2008, Stanford Art Spaces features this exhibit:

Joe Decker
Photography
Šárka Holecková and Richard Trager
Photography
Ursula O'Farrell
Paintings

Incoming Storm, East Fjords, Iceland © 2008

Foggy Forest © 2008

Reclining Abstract © 2008


This exhibit is located on the Stanford University campus, primarily in the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS). The building is open 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. A directory is available at the CIS reception desk.

Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or

Joe Decker
 
Detifoss Mist II © 2008
 
Grass and Volcanic Alluvium © 2008

The larger-than life epic traditions of the sagas in Iceland are reflected in its landscape at every turn – it is impossible to wander that island without feeling their presence, their age, mystery, and power. These photographs, like single runes, seek to visually express that presence in new and enlightening ways.

Joe uses a combination of classical and digital technologies, capturing images on film, bringing them into the digital domain for color and tonal control, then using a digital enlarger to create the final image using archival photographic paper and chemistry. This technique, while technically demanding, allows Joe to produce photographic prints which have the detail and integrity of color of the original image without losing the longevity of traditional archival photographic prints.


For more art by Joe Decker, click here.




Šárka Holecková and Richard Trager
 
Bodie Sidewall © 2008

Šárka Holecková and Richard Trager are freelance travel and fine art photographers based in San Francisco. Their diverse portfolio of images from around the world ranges from patina architecture, funky abstracts to mood-setting landscapes. Šárka and Rich focus on capturing photographs that highlight the subject’s vibrant colors and rich textures combined with simple yet complex compositions and intricate lighting.

Their photographs are printed using a digital enlarger that exposes type C photographic paper with LEDs. The photo paper is then processed in RA-4 chemistry, creating a continuous-tone, true photographic print with brilliant image quality and exceptional sharpness while delivering a long-lasting archival quality.


For more art by Šárka Holecková and Richard Trager, click here.




Ursula O'Farrell
 
Seated Figure © 2008

New Images of Woman

A landscape of distinctive brushwork, textured surfaces, and gestural marks unites Ursula O’Farrell’s figurative oil paintings. Her provocative work evokes the California Bay Area figurative art movement that emerged in the early 1950s with visionaries such as Elmer Bischoff, David Park and Richard Diebenkorn. O’Farrell’s unique style builds upon this rich heritage. Primarily an abstract figure painter, she combines the emotional content of Expressionism with a contemporary palette infused with the light and shadows found within her California surroundings.

Ursula O’Farrell is a California contemporary artist with a strong background in abstract figurative painting.

“My intention in painting is to always begin from life, then to interpret the subject matter from a deeply personal and expressionistic point of view… I paint from within in order to capture essence, mystery and vibrancy.”


For more art by Ursula O'Farrell, click here.



Most works are for sale directly from the artists. For information, contact M. Grossman, Curator, at (650) 725-3622 or
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