Kerik Kouklis: From the Ends of the Earth
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46 hand-made photographic prints from recent travels
Saturday, April 7, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
The Image Flow proudly presents From the Ends of the Earth, a solo exhibition featuring the work of California photographer Kerik Kouklis.
From the Ends of the Earth includes 46 hand-made photographic prints from Kerik’s recent travels to Iceland, Scotland, the Galapagos, Mongolia, and California, his home.
My job is to deliver the message, the mood, the thought, the emotion. The image is the starting place, and printmaking is the language. I make all my prints in my own darkroom, using hands-on processes — wet plate collodion, platinum/palladium, and gum bichromate. These experience-based processes allow me to shape the way an image is interpreted – and they bring me the satisfaction of creating something with my own hands. To me, that physical connection between maker and object confers value on both. – Kerik Kouklis
Kerik’s artistic process often combines early photographic printing techniques with modern technology, and he has been using the platinum/palladium process in his work since 1990. Platinum/Palladium printing is a historical photographic process developed in the late 1800’s which yields warm-toned monochromatic black and white prints with relatively soft contrast.
Over the past year, Kerik has brought color into his hand-made prints by using an inkjet printer to colorize his platinum/palladium prints. The resulting print creates an image reminiscent of hand-colored black and white photographs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
From the Ends of the Earth is the first solo exhibition of Kerik’s color work.
Come celebrate Kerik’s fantastic collection of hand-made prints at our opening reception.
401 Miller Ave., Suite A, Mill Valley, CA 94941