Monday, November 24, 2008

Join Us on December 5th for Art and Wine!

Join us for a special evening on December 5th for First Friday Art Walk! Come on by and meet local artist Lawrence Goines and view his amazing work on display through the month of December at
Village Shoes 369 E. Main St. Ashland, OR 97520.

Liquid Assets will be on site with a fabulous
Wine Tasting from 6-8pm
Free and Open to the public

Lawrence Goines Bio:

"My father was a photographer. Around his neck he donned a Zies Comtax C range finder and a Weston Mark 1 light meter. He had a routine at the grocery store when paying for his purchases. Taking out his wallet he would allow the cascading photos he had taken of his wife and eight children to unfold before the clerks eyes. This procedure, more often than not, lent itself to share his passion for photography. Although pop was by profession a civil engineer his true passion was photography, which
in turn became mine as well.

My mother was of course very busy raising eight children. She was a master when it came to finding balance in dedicating quality time to her children, her brilliant and often out of control husband and pursuing her own artistic endevors. My mom was born an artist. From writing our names in calligraphy on our lunch bags, to designing her own Christmas cards, to being commissioned (in her 80's) for her beautiful water colors at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley, California.
My parents gave me love, a sense of humor (Mad Magazine was required reading) and the desire to pursue my own desires and passions. With these tools I entered the world of photography. It was in the 1970's that I was held captive behind the lens of a camera. The entire process was exhilarating. Capturing the image, breathing life into the print in a make-shift dark room and finally showing the print. WOW! It was great when it was praised. WOW! Did I have a lot to learn.
By the 1980's I had become far more proficient in the art of image making.I was using a Nikon F with 3 lenses, a dark room with a Beseler 23 C equipped with a cold light diffusion head. My printing was displayed in a 16"x 20" format. I only shot Tri-X black and white film. After making the print I would often hand color them...which introduced
me to mixed media photography.

In 2006 I purchased a Digital SLR camera. Once again there was a learning curve. Understanding the way the images were captured and printed, using software to translate the data and the joy of not having to be in a dust free, dark, stinky wet room. However, if it were not for my many dark room hours I would not have acquired the skills that I have developed. I am pleased to present to you my photographs being displayed at Village Shoes, 369 E. Main St. Ashland, Oregon on December 5, 2008 for The First Friday Art Walk. For this exhibition I used an Olympus E-3 Digital SLR camera and an Epson Stylus Pro 7800 printer to produce the 24"x 32"prints. Ink jet receptive coatings are added to the stabilized photo canvas. The prints are sealed in a gloss acrylic top coat- and yes I still add color, tone or contrast the old fashioned way, paint. For me, the more things change, the more they stay the same. I have found my groove." Sincerely, Lawrence B. Goines


Gayle said...

Hey Laurie;
Looking at shoes I came across You instead! Great photographs, just what I would expect. I live in Seattle now, but am visiting the Canadian prairies for Christmas-time.
Hope you are well,