The Gallery Paule Anglim, located at 14 Geary Street in San Francisco, will present an exhibition of twenty-one photo images from the films of Nathaniel Dorsky. This month-long show will open on Wednesday, January 8th and continue through Saturday, February 8th, 2014. The opening reception is on Thursday evening, January 9th from 5:30 to 7:30. Nathaniel will, of course, be present.
This collection, the second that the Gallery Paule Anglim has presented in the past three years, features images from Hours for Jerome, Triste, Variations, Arbor Vitae, Love’s Refrain, Song and Solitude, Winter, Aubade, Pastourelle, The Return, August and After, April, Song, and Summer.
A link to the Gallery Paule Anglim offers further information about the twenty-one individual images in this show, along with images and information on the twenty-two images from the previous exhibition in October, 2010.
I would like to offer a word or two of explanation as to how and why these two shows came about. For many years various friends had been suggesting that I have a show of stills from my films. These stills originally came into being because of the need “to have a still” for publicity whenever they were shown by a festival or other showcase. I always had mixed feelings about them because they would cause a passing image within my montage to take on too much importance. Because of this I have sometimes not used the exact image that is in the film, but have chosen an image from my 16mm out takes that was in the spirit of, or simply very similar to, an actual image in the film.
This entire project came about through a series of spontaneous events. One evening I was fortunate enough to meet Nina Zurier at a New Year’s Eve party. Nina is a photo-based artist who exhibits in galleries in San Francisco and the Bay Area. She invited me over to her studio so that she could show me how nice my stills would look when professionally printed. I was rather pleased and also very thankful for Nina’s extreme generosity. Soon after that she introduced me to Paule Anglim and I was very fortunate to have Paule accept my stills for a show at her prestigious Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco. And now, three years later, the gift of another show.
Link Gallery Paule Anglim