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3 Works By Larry Darnell Chosen For Winters Light Exhibtion In Pasadena CA

November 11th, 2011

3 Works By Larry Darnell Chosen For Winters Light Exhibtion In Pasadena CA

"Winter's Light" Exhibition November 1, 2011-January 31, 2012
Paintings from the Exhibition "Winter's Light" on display at The Women's City Club of Pasadena at the historic Blinn House from November 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012. RECEPTION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm. The Women's City Club is located at 160 N. Oakland Avenue in Pasadena. Free parking off Madison Avenue behind the Club. Contact Curator Margaret Danielak of DanielakArt for details. Curator led free art tours available Fridays from 3 to 5 pm. Art Viewing Hours Monday - Friday 10 am to 4 pm. Website http://www.danielakart.com/ Phone: 626-683-9922 Email: margaret.danielak@gmail.com
By: Margaret Danielak

County Bank Chooses 12 Larry Darnell Tree Images For Show

October 11th, 2011

County Bank Chooses 12 Larry Darnell Tree Images For Show

Santa Cruz County Bank for its "Into the Woods" show has chosen 12 of Larry Darnell's tree images for this 9 artist joint show. The show runs October 18 - January 18, 2012 at 5 bank locations.

In witness to the natural beauty, strength and mythical character of trees, nine artists share their personal and universal perspectives on the earth's most cherished living resource. Spanning from below the earth up to the sky, trees provide sustenance, shelter and bounty for our planet. On a local note, trees hold significant value in Santa Cruz County's history through logging and tourism.

"Trees are one of the living subjects I find most appealing. While they are rooted they are still very dynamic, and their sense of time is very much not in sync with our own," Darnell said. "They make choices over very long periods of time, and, of course, are largely responsible for us having the privilege of being here."

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Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals Chooses Larry Darnell Sierra Nevada Image

October 9th, 2011

Foundation For Photo Art In Hospitals Chooses Larry Darnell Sierra Nevada Image

The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals recently choose a photograph "Mosquito Lake" by Larry Darnell for their collection. The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals is a non-profit publicly supported organization dedicated to placing colorful, soothing photographs of nature in hospitals to give comfort and hope to patients and their families, visitors, and caregivers.

"Mosquito Lake" is was shot at the High Sierra lake of the same name, near Ebbett's Pass on highway 4. One of many mountain subjects, Darnell stated, "I have a love for mountain solitude and beauty both enjoy being there and then sharing it with others through my work."

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The unique mission of the Foundation is to place large, framed photographs of nature and beautiful places from around the world in hospitals to give comfort and hope to patients and their...

Early Spring Whitney Chosen For Yosemite Show

December 19th, 2010

Early Spring Whitney Chosen For Yosemite Show

Early Spring Whitney was chosen for the Annual Juried Exhibit Yosemite Renaissance XXVI to be part of the exhibition at the Ansel Adams/Yosemite Museum Gallery opening February 25, 2011 through May 2, 2011. The show will then travel around the US for the balance of the year.

Yosemite Renaissance is an annual competition/exhibition which is intended to encourage diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite. Its goals are to bring together the works of serious contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations; to establish a continuum with past generations of Yosemite artists; and to help re-establish visual art as a major interpretive medium of the landscape and a stimulus to the protection of the environment.

Early Spring Whitney is a combination of multiple digital images taken from Lone Pine, CA looking west toward the Mt. Whitney range, with the Alabama Hills in the middle ground in shadow. The combination was performed in Photoshop,...

Snowy NIght Chosen For NIght Show

October 29th, 2010

Snowy NIght Chosen For NIght Show

"Snowy Night" a 30 aecond exposure taken during a Sierra snow storm was chosen by juror and photographer Tom Paiva for the national juried show After Dark at the Vermont Photospace Gallery Essex Junction, Vermont.

Tom has been a commercial photographer for over 20 years, specializing in industrial and architectural subjects. Night photography has been a passion for him for over 25 years and always tries to incorporate it in his commercial work. His statement for this show: When I review a night photograph, one of the most important criteria is the balance of light from the extreme highlights to the deepest shadows, regardless of whether it is b+w or color. This tonality is important to keep the viewers interest. A night shot should have a sense of mystery and the composition should make your eye move around the image. Of course, it must be technically perfect to make the grade.

I was a little surprised this image made the cut, not have a bowlful of experience with...

2 Works Chosen For LH Horton Gallery Show

September 6th, 2010

2 Works Chosen For LH Horton Gallery Show

2 photographs, ALEXANDRIA RHYTHMS AFTER DEMUTH and ATGET IN THE GOLD COUNTRY, were chosen by Carol McCusker, an independent curator, writer and educator, for the show ALTERED LANDSCAPES at the LH Horton Gallery in Stockton, CA 11/18 - 12/16/2010. Both photographs are homage, one to Charles Demuth, painter and Eugene Atget, photographer.

Both photographs are unusual in that photography is the underlying foundation of my work the majority of which consists of paintings and prints digitally processed from photographs. I seldom present photographs as a final product.

Both of these photographs also are of historical architectural subjects, which is kind of a sub-genre for me, my most predominant work being landscapes.

I have created detailed presentations on both of these works, with associated Demuth and Atget images for reference at my blog, and as pdf's to view as a layout at my website http://www.ldarnell.com.

Burnt Chosen For Transitions Show Fredricksburg, VA

August 3rd, 2010

Burnt Chosen For Transitions Show Fredricksburg, VA

The image 'BURNT' was chosen to be a part of the fall show "Transitions" at The Fredrick Gallery in the Fredricksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredricksburg, VA.


'BURNT' is part of a series of photographs made above the South fork of the American River in and adjacent to the Desolation Wilderness, the scene of of the 2001 Red Star Fire. The Red Star Fire consumed 17,500 acres of forest .The USDA-FS determined it will take 100 years to reestablish large trees (>24 diameter at breast height) and at least 250 years to develop old trees with decadence features that would be beneficial to wildlife.


September -- National Art Exhibit Transitions
Opening reception: First Friday, September 3 from 6 - 8:30 p.m;
Exhibit dates: August 29 September 24, 2010;
Amie Oliver, juror.

SPRING CREEK In 2 Juried Shows

May 29th, 2010

SPRING CREEK In 2 Juried Shows

May 29 Felton, CA "Spring Creek," an image created by local artist Larry Darnell, has been chosen by the Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA and the Santa Cruz Art League for their respective shows: Images of Water and Transference of Light.

The Images of Light show in Eureka, CA [5/21-6/27/10] at the Morris Graves Museum is the 24th annual California Mixed Media Competition and Exhibition open to California artists. The Transference of Light show, in Santa Cruz, CA[7/2 -8/1/10] is a competition open to artists nationwide.

"Spring Creek" is a photo-based acrylic painting style image made from an original photograph of a tributary of the South Fork of the Stanislaus River near Boards Crossing in the central Sierra Nevada. Taken in early March, the spring runoff is still brisk with the shaft of mid afternoon sunlight slanting through the pines and cedars. The original underlying digital image was filtered and processed in Photoshop to create a painterly look, and...

Larry Darnell Accepted To Marin Museum Show

May 29th, 2010

Larry Darnell Accepted To Marin Museum Show

The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA. recently chose Larry Darnell's image "Columbia Rhythm" for the Fifth Summer National Juried Exhibition "Private Eyes: Artist Visions". The show dates are June 19 - July 18, 2010.

"Columbia Rhythm" was taken on an early fall morning at the Columbia Historic State Park, Columbia, California, a preserved gold mining town in the Sierra Nevada foothills. The shot is of the entrance of a small cabin, its doors and walls of unpainted raw weathered wood; the uneven and time-worn sagging counterpoint to the subdued elegance and Eastern style transplanted to the raw wild gold settlement.

Larry Darnell's work brings remote natural locations to viewers who wish to share quietude, serenity and the beauty of these places. For over a decade he has been combining photography and digital tools to create images that have the feel and quality of traditional paintings and prints. "Columbia Rhythm" is part of a series of photographs of...

Image Chosen For County Archive

May 12th, 2010

Image Chosen For County Archive

The image Las Animas Concrete was chosen today by Santa Cruz County to be a part of their ongoing photo collection titled The Visual Chronicle of Santa Cruz County. The collection is publicly displayed in county facilities.

This image was made from a photograph taken by Larry Darnell in the winter of 2009 on Encinal Street in Santa Cruz. "Most of my works are landscape photographs," says Darnell, "very few, however, remain as traditional photographs. With the computer, I've developed a number of styles which have the feel of paintings or prints. This one is part of a series inspired by Japanese-style wood block prints."

From the Santa Cruz County website:

The Visual Chronicle of Santa Cruz County
The Visual Chronicle of Santa Cruz County is an archival collection of works on paper owned by the County of Santa Cruz that portrays artists' ideas, visions and perceptions of what makes this County unique. The intent of the collection is to document...

 

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