New works by Clyde Butcher and Kimberly Schneider opened May 7th and continues through June 18th, 2016 at ZIA Gallery, 548 Chestnut St., Winnetka, IL 60093 www.ZIAgallery.net.
While the exhibition is up, ZIA is partnering with The Women’s Board of the Winnetka Community House for the kick off of the 2016 Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show. The launch takes place on Thursday, May 19, 6-8pm at the gallery. All proceeds from the 2016 Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show, which takes place November 4-6, support the programs and services of the Winnetka Community House, a non-tax supported organization that is dependent on a broad base of community support for its existence.
The current exhibition features black and white photography from two artists who take inspiration from nature.
Clyde Butcher’s photographs explore his personal relationship with the environment. For more than 40 years, he has been preserving on black and white film the untouched areas of the landscape. His images are captured with an 8″x 10″ and 11″x 14″ view camera and are printed in limited editions on fiber base paper, and then selenium toned for archival purposes. The photographic prints range in sizes 11x 14 inches to 5x 8 feet. Clyde also scans his black and white negatives then works on them in Photoshop creating open edition prints. Clyde has been honored by the state of Florida with the highest award that can be given a private citizen: the Artist Hall of Fame Award. He was also privileged to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association and given the honor of being the Humanitarian of the Year for 2005 from International University. He has also received the Heartland Community Service Award from the state of Florida for educating the people of Florida about the beauty of their state. The Sierra Club has given him the Ansel Adams Conservation Award, which is given to a photographer who shows excellence in photography and has contributed to the public awareness of the environment.
Kimberly Schneider says about her work, “I am drawn to desolate land and seascapes. For me, making images is a meditation of sorts: a search for truth. While I am intrigued by the formal qualities of the areas I photograph, there’s something about shooting in the land, and by the sea, that releases my innermost thoughts and transfers them to my photographs. My process is a huge part of who I am as a photographer. I make all of my images on black and white film, primarily infrared. I appreciate the way that infrared film seems to turn the world inside out, as well as expose what the naked eye cannot see. Further, the darkroom is where I learn about the subconscious level of my images.”