News : 2010

"William Anderson at the Whyte Museum"
Whyte Museum

Out of Place, Photographs
by Bill Anderson

February 6 – April 4, 2010
Main Gallery
Opening Reception February 6, 2010, 7 – 9 PM

After spending 25 years exploring traditional large format photography and alternative printmaking techniques, including Gum Bichromate, Cyanotype, and Platinum, Bill has chosen digital acquisition and printing to realize this body of new work.
The force behind creating these images was born out of a desire to harmonize elements often avoided in the search for a perfect, or untroubled brand of beauty, and from Bill’s growing interest in abstract expressionism. To consider these themes, and with aesthetics being a primary concern, it was often necessary to re-establish spatial, tonal, and color relationships, by treating each important element separately. Once reconstructed, the paradoxes of, for example, near and far, the manufactured and the organic, the transient and the immutable, combined to create a new context and, hopefully, a heightened sense of place. Now, a no wake sign or counterbalance may flit between their figurative roots and non-objectivity; and a scoreboard’s scrawled message can better harmonize with nature’s.