Body and Soul

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Tea Dance, 2005 Toned Silver Gelatin Print 24" X 20" © Dominic Rouse
Body and Soul
Curated by: Marita Holdaway

1216 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
August 25th, 2008 - September 28th, 2008
Opening: August 25th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

United States
(206) 622-2480
Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm


Benham Gallery is pleased to announce Body and Soul, an exhibition by fine art photographers Nina Berman, Karin Rosenthal, and Dominic Rouse. The exceptional works of this exhibit take us from the emotive nudes of Karin Rosenthal, to the disembodied souls evident in surreal portraits by Dominic Rouse, and the palpable life running through the places and people of the images by documentary photographer Nina Berman.

With almost four decades as a fine art photographer, Karin Rosenthal brings us rich images drawn from a body / landscape motif. Her stunning photographs of nudes in water hold a psychological and dreamlike nature. Rosenthal has taught at the Art Institute of Boston and the Newton Arts Center, and currently teaches a Figure and Landscape workshop for the Cape Cod Photo Workshops. Rosenthal's photographs are in several permanent collections, including the Boston MFA, and the International Center of Photography.

Since the early 1980s, Dominic Rouse has practiced a stylized approach to photography that challenges perspective and vision. Using multiple exposure techniques and large format cameras, Rouse creates digital monochrome compositions that deconstruct and reconstruct the human form. Dominic Rouse has exhibited and published work internationally for over twenty years. His work has received many awards, including the First Prize for the 2007 Prix de la Photographie for Paris Fine Art, and the First Prize for the 2007 Palm Springs Photography Festival.