S. Gayle Stevens & Judy Sherrod

Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents the wet-plate collodions of S. Gayle Stevens and Judy Sherrod as the fourth show in the 2013 – 2014 SRO Photo Gallery exhibition series from January 13 – February 16.

Nocturnes 7 (2012) wet-plate collodion 20 x 20 inches

Nocturnes 7 (2012)
wet-plate collodion
20 x 20 inches

Wet-plate collodion artist S. Gayle Stevens, collaborates with pinhole camera-maker Judy Sherrod, to create the series Our Nocturnes. Meeting in Pass Christian, Mississippi (a middle-ground between the artists’ residences in Chicago and Texas, respectively), Stevens and Sherrod make mammoth wet-plate tintypes measuring an unbelievable twenty by twenty inches. Resembling the work and process of early survey photographers, such as Timothy O’Sullivan, and inspired by Claude Debussy’s orchestral nocturnes, Our Nocturnes reveals the beauty of the Gulf Coast with its ethereal seascapes and “a little night music.”

Nocturnes 1 (2012) wet-plate collodion 20 x 20 inches

Nocturnes 1 (2012)
wet-plate collodion
20 x 20 inches

S. Gayle Stevens, who lives in Downers Grove, IL, holds an MFA from The School of Art Institute of Chicago, and frequently collaborates with Judy Sherrod, a camera maker from Wichita Falls. They exhibit nationally and internationally.

Nocturnes 32 (2012) wet-plate collodion 20 x 20 inches

Nocturnes 32 (2012)
wet-plate collodion
20 x 20 inches

For more information, please visit www.sgaylestevens.com and twooldwomen.wordpress.com.

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