Written by Alli Hames
Photographic Exhibition "Discoveries" by Robert Primes
This week we would like to introduce you to the wonderful world of Robert Primes and his artistic vision. From July 7th to July 16th Steffich Fine Art will be hosting an exhibition of the artist latest photography. This collection explores high-contrast urban life. There is a feeling of being flung into the feature, were serial colours and textures prevail, and strange figures loom.
“Discoveries is about shapes and rhythms, people and places, anything that I thought might make a surprising photograph. My hope is that these discoveries will cause the viewer to pause a moment to contemplate the visual richness of the world around us.
While I freely added filters and textures when I felt they enhanced the mood or created a more painterly experience, all of the images are from actual photographs of real scenes that happened to catch my curious eye."
About the artist
Robert Primes ASC recently retired from teaching cinematography at the American Film Institute. Before that he won Emmys and an ASC award for his cinematography of major television dramas. His body of work includes feature films, documentaries and commercials as well as forays into directing, live theatre and film making. He has always loved art and photography and is finding it both challenging and fulfilling to be on his own with just a camera and imagination.
Robert and his wife Theo spend most of their time working and living in LA, where they have enjoyed long careers in cinematography and classical music respectively. Part of the year they call Salt Spring Island their home
This year we decided that it was time for another makeover, and the flooring had become the elephant in the room. Employing our, “Go big or go home” philosophy, we decided that the carpet had to go.
If you ask around the gallery who’s idea it was originally to make
the leap to laminate, you will find it a point of prickly contention. Hint: It was Matt, because he’s the boss.
Finishing a painting is not like finishing a horse race. Usually no one, including the artist, knows for sure if its finished. There are no lords and ladies in fine dress to congratulate you, no big wreaths of flowers, no gold cup. Creating a painting is a lonely pursuit right to the end.
So with all this internalizing and loneliness how does an artist know if they have truly finished a work