The Naked Print is a juried exhibition focusing on alternate processes and an exploration of alternate ways to present photographs. Entries were selected by juror Stephen Fisher from a Call for Entries on CaFE at https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5613
Opening Reception: January 17th 5:00 – 9:00pm
On View: Thursday, January 17th, thru Friday, February 15th, 2019
Reception: January 17th, 2019 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Awards Presentation: with juror Stephen Fisher
First Place: Scene, Cary Loving
Second Place: The Tourist, Petrea Noyes
Third Place: Pasture Survey – Weather, Michael Pointer
Director’s Choice: Softbodies (damaged), Grace DeWitt
She would go out for an evening Stroll, Joseph Moseley
3 Queens, Sharon Bottle Souva
Igea, Michele Castagnetti
The Naked Print: Presents work with no boundary layer, no barrier between the viewer and the work. Envisioned as a chance to go topless, no glass, no glazing… to display photography without reflections. Photographers were invited to explore the physical qualities of ink or emulsion on paper, without hiding surface, texture, and material under glass. Open to work in all subject matter, a juried call to celebrate the physicality of the print itself, the naked print.
Lose prints, top mounted prints, prints on aluminum, canvas, or fabric explain some of the works accepted. Sculptural works and handmade books were also welcome. Float frames and conventionally framed and or matted work were acceptable so long as there was no glazing. Open to all forms of photography and photo-based work, alternative processes, and photo-based printmaking, the only requirement was that the work includes some form of photographic process and that no walls or barriers are built between the viewer and the work – no glass, no plexi unless it’s behind the print!
Juror: Stephen Fisher, Stephen is a master printmaker and professor at Rhode Island College. Stephen earned an M.F.A. in printmaking from Yale University and has spent the better part of the past 35 years teaching printmaking. In addition, Stephen is an accomplished artist with a unique application of glass plate printmaking as part of his practice.
Fisher’s work has been exhibited in a variety of national and international venues and earned numerous awards in a wide range of competitions. His drawings and prints can be found in numerous public, corporate and private collections. Public recognition of Fisher’s efforts includes 3 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Fellowships and a regional N.E.A. Fellowship.
Stephen has a fascination with the viscosity of light and the tactile, sensual quality of materials. Recognized for his hyper-realistic drawings and prints he freely admits that on the most basic level all of his images are just so much dirt on paper. The tactile presence of material compulsively manipulated is perhaps the only real part of this realism. http://www.stephenfisherartist.com/
The Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, RICPA
Located in the heart of Providence, RICPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, education, publication, and mutual support.
RICPA exists to create a diverse and supportive community for individuals interested in learning or working in the Photographic Arts. We strive to provide an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas in an open and cooperative space. Members should share a passion for creating, appreciating, or learning about all forms of photo-based media. We work to provide a platform for artistic expression, that fosters dialogue and drives innovation in the photographic arts.
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