This past Saturday, October 31 we were honored to have California artist Ryuijie teach the art of platinum/palladium printing to 11 members of the Art Intersection community. This 19th century process has long been revered for its tonal depth and archival qualities. Ryuijie demonstrated two different printing styles – the ABC and Na2 methods, both of which he uses in his artistic practice. Participants mixed their chemistry, hand-coated fine art paper, let it dry, and exposed their paper using a digital negative and UV light. It was inspiring to see the workshop participants quickly pick up a new technique which might have a lasting place in their artistic skill set! With a little experimenting and practice, the students used this luminous process to make some beautiful work.
Mario Sanchez holds up his freshly hand-coated paper
Jeff Welker coats his paper
Participants process their prints in developing and clearing baths
BK Skaggs assesses the exposure of his print
Finished platinum/palladium prints drying
Participants discuss their results at the end of the day
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The platinum/palladium process is one of the most beautiful and archival processes, and in this workshop, you will create platinum/palladium prints from your images. Ryuijie will teach a one day workshop about this luminous 19th century process in the Art Intersection Photographic Arts Lab and the participants will take home two to three prints of their images.
As a participant, you will send digital files of black and white images to us and we will create a digital negative adjusted for Ryuijie’s process. You will hand-coat fine art paper with the light-sensitive solution and expose the sanitized paper through your digital negative using one of our UV light sources. After processing the exposed paper, you will have your photograph on a platinum/palladium print.
Before the workshop, learn more about your instructor and get a preview of the platinum/palladium process! Ryuijie will give a free lecture on his artistic practice on Friday, October 30 from 6:30 – 8pm. Click here to learn more.
Registration for this workshop is now full. To be added to a waiting list in the event that space becomes available, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-361-1118.
Below are a couple examples of Ryuijie’s work from his solo exhibition, Ryuijie: Off the West Coast, in the Ryan Gallery from October 17 to November 28.
The opening of Eternal Platinum marks Art Intersection’s third anniversary. Our first exhibition on January 17, 2011 was Out of the Blue: Contemporary Cyanotype Invitational. Once again we went to a traditional process that offers a unique, and distinctive presentation of an image. On exhibition in the North and South Galleries are exquisite works from artists that have not been shown before at Art Intersection.
A platinum print is an exceptionally beautiful and everlasting image presented through a wide range of subtle tones. The creation of a contemporary platinum print, whether from film or digital camera, remains an intimate, handcrafted process. The artist begins by hand coating an art paper with a platinum or platinum/palladium solution, exposing the sensitized paper to ultra-violet light, and then hand processing the exposed paper to create the final, permanent print. No two prints are ever identical.
This exhibition is in conjunction with PhotoTapas, celebrating the art of photography in Arizona during the month of February.
- Dick Arentz
- Scott B. Davis, courtesy of Etherton Gallery
- Joy Goldkind, courtesy of Tilt Gallery
- Charles Grogg, courtesy of Etherton Gallery
- David Johndrow
- Stan Klimek
- Andrea Modica, courtesy of Tilt Gallery
- Jean-Claude Mougin, courtesy of Tilt Gallery
- Keith Schreiber
This year begins an expansion of our gallery program to include the representation of artists who will be shown in Ryan Gallery. The East Gallery has been renamed the Ryan Gallery and will serve as the space for presentation of works by the represented artists. During Eternal Platinum in the Ryan Gallery, with platinum prints, are the following artists:
- Michael T. Puff
- Terry Towery
In the future we will show the works of additional represented artists with prints produced in the darkroom using processes including cyanotype, gelatin silver, kallitype, etc.
IMAGES FROM THE OPENING
Below are the incredibly nice parents of Charles Grogg, standing in front of one of four images by Charles.
Jim and Carol standing in front of work by Dick Arentz. Carol worked through much of last year to curate this show. She worked directly with the artists, as well as two Arizona galleries to bring this work to Art Intersection. Thank you Carol for a great job. Also, thank you to Tilt Gallery and Etherton Gallery for making this work available to Art Intersection.
Two close friends of Art Intersection, David Emitt Adams and Rosie Shipley. Rosie will be the juror for our upcoming student photography exhibition, Emerge. Thank you Rosie. David was the juror for last year’s Emerge exhibition.
Randy Efros, well know photographer and arts patron joined us. One of his images hangs permanently at Art Intersection.
Mark and Becky Godfrey and Chris Palmer and Tammy Cowden never miss an opening. Mark’s company Parker Madison is the marketing firm for Art Intersection. Both Chris and Tammy have had their work on exhibition at Art Intersection in the past.
Jamie Fitzgerald, Debra Wilson, and Alan Fitzgerald in the Ryan Gallery. Debra works behind the scene at Art Intersection making sure the bills are paid and the business pieces stay organized. Jamie practices acupuncture nearby at The Healing Point. Alan, well we’re not sure what he does, but he drinks most of the coffee.
James Hajicek and Mary Kay Zeeb discussing the platinum process. Jim taught the non-silver curriculum at ASU, and was a professor there for over 30 years. Mary Kay teaches, and is an instructor for the Italy Workshop.
Neil Miller and Marilyn Miller never miss an opening or event at Art Intersection. As always Neil has his camera around his neck, but tonight it’s different, he is shooting with an infra-red flash and filter. He will co-instruct the upcoming infra-red workshop.
North Gallery with Dick Arentz and Keith Schreiber.
South Gallery with Scott B. Davis, Charles Grogg, David Johndrow, Stan Klemick, Andrea Modica, and Jean-Claude Mougin.
Ryan Gallery with Michael T. Puff, Ryuijie, and Terry Towery.
, Dick Arentz
, Scott B Davis
, Charles Grogg
, David Johngro
, Stan Klimek
, Andrea Modica
, Jean-Claude Mougin
, Keith Schreiber
, Michael T Puff
, Terry Towery
, eternal platinum
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