January 12 to February 2, 2008
The MorYork Gallery will ring in the new year by showcasing the work of Kevin Hass and Chris Kleine from January 12 through February 2, 2008. The opening night reception will be Saturday, January 12 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in conjunction with the NELAart Second Saturday Gallery Night, a popular event when many galleries in northeast Los Angeles will be open.
Two friends. Two visions. One art form. Contrasting Tones juxtaposes the color photographs of Kevin Hass with the black and white prints of Chris Kleine. As the world grows more and more digital, Hass and Kleine continue to pursue photography using “old school” methods and materials, developing film and crafting images as unseen phantoms working from within the black solitude of their darkrooms.
Representing the color image is longtime photographer Kevin Hass. Through his varied interests and travels, Hass’s eye is in relentless pursuit of photographic possibilities. Creating images from subjects as he finds them, his prints become visual harmonies of natural light, color, and texture. Contrasting Tones includes Hass’s recent images and also highlights photographs from his much heralded show at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Memories in Color and Steel.
Representing the black and white image is San Gabriel photographer Chris Kleine. Drawn to the luscious tones and simple elegance of the black and white image, Kleine creates stunning prints of haunting beauty and clarity. Contrasting Tones chronicles some of Kleine’s early work and includes recent abstract prints.
MorYork Gallery is located at 4959 York Boulevard in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Check www.nelaart.org for a map that includes other galleries open that night.