FEATURED IMAGES FOR APRIL AND MAY
"I continue to be amazed and inspired by both Wynn's and Edna's work ethic and personal visions and also impressed at how both of them entered photography as 'adults' with healthy life experiences under their belts. As I grow older, I am realizing how important the latter truly is."
Twin Oaks, 1956, is the photograph selected for April. In my commentary, I recall the experience of being presented with this image for the first time and asked for my feedback. This kind of experience happened often. It was all part of my learning to see more perceptively and think with my whole being, not just with my head. These were two of the many gifts I received from growing up in the Bullock household.
The image for May is Leaves and Cobwebs, 1969. It was taken during one of our annual family vacations to Santa Cruz and its environs. About 50 miles north of our home on the Monterey Peninsula, the Santa Cruz beaches and mountains were five to ten degrees warmer in the summers than where we lived and, without having to travel long distances, we were given a distinctly different region to explore and enjoy.
To access these two Featured Images on our website, just click on either photo. With every Featured Image, you have the choice of reading the commentary or listening to an audio version that is produced by our exceptional webmaster David Gordon (it is his voice you hear at the beginning and ending of each recording).
If you have a specific image you'd like to learn more about, let us know. From time to time, my sister Lynne and other family members will join me in providing commentaries. If you've had a special experience with one of Wynn's photographs or a deeply felt response to an image and would like to propose doing one of our features, we'd love to hear from you.
Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts will be hosting an exhibition titled Kids Are People Too. Opening on June 8 and running through July 12, it will feature the work of several noted photographers, including Harold Feinstein, Azita Panahpour, Suzanne Revy, Aaron Siskind, Amy Stein, Jock Sturges, and Hiroshi Watanabe. Wynn's work will be represented by an archival, editioned estate print of Child in Forest, 1951.
The exhibition Deep Water continues to be on display at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia. Wynn's image Point Lobos Wave, 1958, is included in both the show and the accompanying catalog.
Due to construction projects and the relocation of the CCP Library, The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona has postponed the exhibition Creative Continuum: The History of the Center for Creative Photography. As one of the five artists whose archives established the Center, Wynn's photographs are prominently featured in this exhibit. It is now scheduled to open on August 20.
OUR TRIP TO ATLANTA
"I am so honored to have had the opportunity to share the evening with you and to have shared those stories of your Dad's search for the Light and Life in all things. It was truly magical for me and something I will always treasure in my memory." ~ Dr. Russel Penrod
Since the spring of 2009, we have had the pleasure of working with Robert Yellowlees, owner, and Tony Casadonte, director, of Lumière Gallery in Atlanta, GA. On June 25 of that year, the Gallery opened an exhibition titled The Color of Light. It featured a selection of Wynn's "Color Light Abstractions" as well as photographs by our good friend Al Weber and Georgia artist Laura Noel. With that exhibit, Lumière became the first gallery to show and represent our new prints of Wynn's color images, and they have now expanded their successful representation to include our black & white estate prints as well as our collections of original photographs.
Late last year, Lumière began production of two limited edition portfolios of Wynn's work: one showcasing the archival editioned estate prints of five classic black & white images and the other of five abstract color images. Introduced this spring, the portfolios have been very well-received. Further information about them may be obtained by emailing Tony at email@example.com or phoning him at 404-261-6100.
When Bob and Tony learned that Gene and I were going to be visiting the southeast last month, they arranged a special, invitation-only reception for us at the Gallery. Held on April 18, the day of Wynn's birth, it was a warm, attentive gathering of photography lovers that had been scheduled for 6-7pm and didn't actually end until 9. Tony and his wife Stanley served as our gracious hosts and we had the pleasure of sharing the event with our daughter Deb Wilson and her partner Pat Carney who were traveling with us. At Tony's request, I gave a brief presentation about Wynn's life and work and there were many enjoyable interchanges both before and after my talk.
The following day Gene, Deb, Pat, and I took the opportunity to become better acquainted with Atlanta. Although we didn't make it to the Aquarium as we had hoped, we did explore the mid-town area, including the beautiful High Museum and the Botanical Gardens. We had a great time and all of us are looking forward to many return visits.
Until next time, warmest greetings
Bullock-Wilson, Managing Member