Walk and Talk with the Artists of (re)View
In conjunction with the exhibition (re)View: At Home and Nearby, Art Intersection is pleased to present a Walk and Talk with visiting artists Diana H. Bloomfield and Ernesto Esquer, and Gina DeGideo will speak about the work of exhibiting artist Katy Tuttle. Please join us in the Art Intersection galleries from 4:30 – 6pm on Saturday, October 28 to hear from the artists about their pieces in the exhibition and their creative processes.
Diana H. Bloomfield
An exhibiting photographer for over thirty-five years, Diana has received numerous awards for her images, including a 1985 New Jersey State Visual Arts Fellowship, and five Regional Artist Grants from the United Arts Council of Raleigh, North Carolina, most recently for 2015-16.
Specializing in 19th century printing techniques, Diana’s images have been included in a number of books, including Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique (3rd Edition), by Eric Renner; Robert Hirsch’s Exploring Color Photography Fifth Edition: From Film to Pixels (2011); Jill Enfield’s Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques (2013); in Christopher James’ The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (2015); and, most recently, in Christina Z. Anderson’s Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and their Creative Practice (2017).
A native North Carolinian, Diana currently lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she received her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from North Carolina State University. She teaches workshops throughout the country, including at the amazing Art Intersection, and in her beautiful backyard studio.
Diana is represented by Panopticon Gallery, located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Ernesto Esquer is a photographic artist and printer from Tucson, Arizona. He actively works in all aspects of traditional darkroom photography and various alternative processes including cyanotype and lumen prints. He has extensive experience working with instant film including materials made by Polaroid, Fujifilm, and Impossible Project and teaches instant film manipulations. Often he combines processes or materials in attempt to transform a photograph into a precious object.
He received his BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona and is currently the Laboratory Specialist at Pima Community College. Most recently he was the printer and curatorial assistant for the Louis Carlos Bernal exhibition Arizona, Unseen: Color Photographs 1978-1988. His first book In No Time, featuring a collection of hand colored or toned gelatin silver prints, was released by Dark Spring Press in 2017.
Katy Tuttle was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest in the small town of Clatksanie, Oregon. She now lives with her family in the woods of Washington State. Her pursuit as an artist began on the stage as an actor/directer – earning her degree in Theater Arts. Years ago she stepped off the stage and into a role behind the camera, inspired by her own family stories. To her, the camera made for a smooth transition into a deeper and more personal creative voice. Her work has focussed on everyday tableau exploring movement and emotion-recall.
Although her photography beginnings were in film on her grandmothers Minolta SLR, she eventually made the transition to digital as a means to afford the everyday shooting she craved, but found the need for a more hands on process was imperative to her work. She has since moved into both encaustic and wet plate photography, which is where her work lives today. She has focussed primarily on her children and their seemingly everyday scenes shot with her Holga camera. Though the photographs are primarily of her own children, her hope is to make imagery that stirs those haunting sense memories that sit deep in the belly of all that look on.
Her work has been seen in publications such as The Sun Magazine, Shots Magazine and Seities Publication as well as on gallery walls across the country.