Center for Photographic Art - June 30

Kim Weston is pleased to announce a upcoming show of Painted Photographs on June 30, 2012 at The Center for Photographic Art in downtown Carmel CA. The CPA is located at The Sunset Cultural Center on San Carlos between 8th and 9th Sts.

Kim Weston Painted "Eyes" Photographs
Kim Weston Painted "Eyes" Photographs

Kim Weston - Painted Photographs

Curator: Huntington Witherill

June 30, 2012 through September 1, 2012

Lecture: June 30, 2012 3:00 PM at Carmel Woman's Club

Opening Reception: June 30, 2012 4:00-6:00PM at CPA Gallery - Use San Carlos entrance only during opening

Sponsor: Freestyle Photographic Supplies

From the Center's website:

As a third generation photographer in the revered Weston family, Kim Weston has been steeped in traditional black and white photography for his entire life. With over 30 years as a photographer, teacher, lecturer and mentor this Weston has moved beyond those traditional roots to a more individualized interpretation of the medium.

For the past 8 years Kim Weston has been applying artist quality oil paints to his silver gelatin photographs. In addition to applying paint to his signature nude series, he has applied paint to his ballerina series as well as to a new series of photographs of eyes – most notably those of his wife, Gina Weston. As Weston continues his work for this exhibition, some of his most recent images will be included.

Just as his grandfather shifted the medium and advanced photography from pictorialism to more sharply-focused images, so too has Kim Weston moved away from that very genre towards one that combines the methods of photography with that of painting. The long respected surface of the silver gelatin print is eschewed while at the same time the image itself is enhanced with the application of the paint.

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