111 Minna Gallery presents a photography exhibition featuring the work of Kelly Nicolaisen, including her photographic collaborations featuring the artists, Mars One, Erin Eisenhower, Skinner, Nate Van Dyke, Kelly Allen, NoMe Edonna, Merkley, Henry Lewis, Charmaine Olivia, Adam 5100, David Choong Lee, Romanowski, John Wentz and Micah LeBrun. Also incorporating the large and dynamic work of guest photographer, Robert Vo.
The photographs of Kelly Nicolaisen speak of her penchant for precise composition and extraordinary sense of color. On a higher plain than traditional photography, the painterly qualities present in her work, balanced by an apparent confidence within her creative process, are just a few reasons why she was chosen to be the sole photographer to conduct collaborations with fourteen artists, widely known as painters, but moreover for their consistent progression and iconic styles throughout the Bay Area, nation and internationally.
“Light painting is a photographic technique in which long exposures are made usually at night or in a dark setting, by moving a hand-held light source.”
Throughout this past winter and over the course of two months, the fore mentioned artists collaborated with Kelly Nicolaisen to create uniquely different images using many styles of light techniques, contrasted by some iconic and some more mysterious, outdoor, Bay Area locations.
What is not to be missed in this exhibition are the stunning results from these artists who have seamlessly created yet, more beautiful imagery in a medium unfamiliar to all and largely unrecognized. The end result on display gives birth to an unbelievable comprehensive body of work which projects the brilliant conceptual techniques of the participating artists, illuminated by the striking simplicity of light.
Also on display at the MOMENT exhibition will be the vibrant color and stunning texture of Robert Vo’s photographs which are balanced with an urban understanding and anchored by their impressive scale.Please join us for the opening reception on 2nd Thursday, March 10th, 2011. Admission is free, however we are a 21+ venue. 5pm – Late.