January 5 — February 9, 2008
Along for the Ride: Images from Marfa & Big Bend
A German-born, Dallas-based, artist, Reinhard Ziegler bridges the boundaries between photography and painting through his hand-colored photographs. The newest work is based on photographs of west Texas captured from moving vehicles at a slow shutter speed. The result is a sense of motion from the scene being gently "smeared" across the film.
The images are then hand-colored by working pastels directly into the surface of the photograph. The end result is a lush series of images that transport the viewer beyond a documented moment in time to a sense of shared experience.