Performances Exhibit at Biggs Museum, 2018

This was the ninth exhibit of work by the members of the Brandywine Photo Collective

February 2 thru April 22, 2018
Biggs Museum of American Art

406 Federal Street
Dover, Delaware

Reception was Friday, February 2, 5:00–7:00 p.m. That was followed by a joint tour of the exhibit with fine art photographers from the Coastal Camera Club in Rehoboth Beach.

This was a photography exhibit like no other! Just as a singer can interpret a song, we are challenging ourselves to interpret each other’s work in ways unlike anyone else’s.

Each participating member of the Brandywine Photo Collective had one image in this exhibit at the Biggs Museum of American Art, printed as they wanted it seen, but that same image also was interpreted by three others in the group, often very differently. The exhibit showed some of the many ways in which images can change between the camera and the final print, based on the artist’s intent.

It was Ansel Adams’ idea that the original image out of the camera is like the composition of a piece of music. The print, on the other hand, is like the performance of that composition, or like a singer’s performance of what a songwriter has penned.

This exhibit challenged those who participated. Most of us do little post-processing to our images once they are out of the camera. We had to learn a lot and take some chances!

Original Photographer and Performers
Cindy Bonnes image was performed by Jeffrey Rubin, Gerry Meekins, Kathy Buckalew
Walter Borders = Danny Schweers, Kathy Buckalew, Cindy Bonnes
Kathy Buckalew = Cindy Bonnes, Ken Francis, Walter Borders
Ken Francis = Danny Schweers, Lynn Maniscalco, Cindy Bonnes
Kerry Harrison = Jeffrey Rubin, Lynn Maniscalco, Walter Borders
Lynn Maniscalco = Gerry Meekins, Walter Borders, Ken Francis
Gerry Meekins = Jeffrey Rubin, Danny Schweers, Kathy Buckalew
Jeffrey Rubin = Ken Francis, Gerry Meekins, Danny Schweers
Danny Schweers = Gerry Meekins, Jeffrey Rubin, Lynn Maniscalco