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Exhibition & Book Signings: Joni Sternbach at Rick Wester Fine Art
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Following the success of Sternbach’s 2009 monograph, "Surfland," which quickly sold out and instantly became a classic in its genre, "Surf Site Tin Type" (Damiani Editore, 2015) is a stunning continuation. Sternbach’s one-of-a-kind plates are in this way akin to the surfers and the environment; they are direct products of the location in which they are created.

3/19/2015
When: 3/19/2015-4/25/2015

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Joni Sternback:  Surf Site Tin Type

 

On view in the Print Room at Rick Wester Fine Art

March 19 – April 25th, 2015

 

 

Book Signings:

 

Thursday, March 26th

6:00-8:00 pm at RWFA

 

Saturday, April 18th  

2:00-4:00 pm at the AIPAD Photography Fair, Booth 120

 

 

 

Surf Site Tin Type (Damiani Editore, 2015) focuses on the symbiotic and close-knit relationship between surfers and their environment. Joni Sternbach parallels this rapport in her process; she resurrects the 19th century wet-plate collodion process known as a tintype to make images that are equally responsive to the conditions of place and time.  The almost lost-process Sternbach employs centers on the photographic plates being coated and developed on-site.  Each plate is uniquely marked by the conditions of the location, and the images become true documentations of the moment, archiving them into the print’s surface.  Sternbach’s one-of-a-kind plates are in this way akin to the surfers and the environment; they are direct products of the location in which they are created.  The images themselves are smooth and rich but delicately imperfect.  The raw umber visions seem etched out of the land and sea themselves, and in this way are epic.   - Adapted from Rick Wester Fine Art Press Release

 

 

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