Pure Photography, Post Production & Mixed Media


Kim Weston - Painted PhotographPhoenix Art Museum
April 23-August 14, 2011

Kim Weston painted photograph - Untitled 2008 - Gelatin Silver Print with oil paint. Mixed Media

Kim Weston (b. 1953)“Painting is a physical act; photography has a tendency to be very craft driven, very precise. The camera records real things. I would much rather photograph reality and paint it the way I want it. In painting, I can attack the surface, creating what could only occur in my imagination or my dreams. It gives me the opportunity to invent colors, make shadows blue, to make things different.”

(adapted from INFOCUS lecture, Phoenix Art Museum, Feb. 2011)

Untitled, 2008. Gelatin silver print with oil paint. 50.8 x 40.7 cm. Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona: Purchase. © 2011 Kim Weston.

Kim will also be teaching a workshop with Randy Efros "Exposure to Platinum Printing" on Saturday June 25 & June 26, contact Phoenix Art Museum for more information: PhxArt.org