Christopher Colville exhibit

Another recommendation to pass along:

I got my BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and by my junior year I had declared my major as photography. I was part of a very small group (if I recall there were about 12 of us) and over those two years we spent countless hours chatting in the darkroom, lounging on the couch waiting for color prints to come out of the processor, and sitting in classrooms critiquing each other's work. Two of the people from that program are friends Larissa Leclair, the curator (and former roommate) and photographer Chris Colville. I'm happy to see them working together on what looks like an excellent show--it's always wonderful to see people who have continued to pursue their artistic visions long after graduation. On opening night there will also be a lecture by Darius Himes who I've had the pleasure to see speak a couple of times. He's a fantastic lecturer so if you're in DC I'd be sure to head over to see what he has to say. Here's all you need to know:


Christopher Colville
curated by Larissa Leclair
November 4 – December 11, 2009

Opening Reception: November 12, 2009, 6-9pm (in conjunction with FotoWeek DC)
Location: 1215 Blagdens Alley NW, Washington DC, 20001

In his first solo show in Washington, D.C., Christopher Colville, an Arizona-based photographer explores the themes of time as manifested in death and memory in a selection of work curated by Larissa Leclair from his series Emanations, the Sonoran Project, and Iceland Trilogy. Colville embraces traditional and experimental processes, such as photograms, ambrotypes, and decay-generated images in his contemporary photographic work.

Christopher Colville is a photographer and teacher at Arizona State University. He has been awarded a 2008 Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and a 2008 Public Art Commission from the Phoenix Commission on the Arts. Colville was also awarded the Van Daren Coke/Beaumont Newhall Fellowship in 2003. He holds an MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico and a BFA in Anthropology and Photography from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Larissa Leclair is an independent writer and curator in the DC area.

FotoWeek DC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2008 whose mission is to celebrate the power of photography and to unite and strengthen the Washington DC photography community.

For more information, please contact Larissa Leclair:
Hours: Wednesday – Friday, 10-2pm, and by appointment.

The opening reception for Christopher Colville follows the lecture by
Darius Himes, “Who Cares About Books?”
November 12, 2009, 5pm
1215 Blagdens Alley NW, Washington, DC 20001
- Interest in photography books has never been greater, with artists, photographers and curators seeing the book as the central form of expression for their work. Publisher and critic Darius Himes talks about the landscape of photobook publishing as it stands today, highlighting some of the most interesting small publishers and discussing the ramifications of print-on-demand technology.


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