If any of you happen to be in Sioux Falls, SD, or anywhere remotely close, in the next month this is absolutely the exhibit to see. Cedric is a good buddy, but in my mind he is one of the premier social documentary photographers working today. Additionally, his handmade, large format cameras are works of art. To my knowledge, he is the only person in the country making these cameras. Cedric's work will be housed at the Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscript Room at Duke University and he usually stops at our house on his frequent trips to North Carolina. Often, we get the first look at his new cameras - a 4x5 mounted in a horse's skull, another inside of a squeeze box, another an ode to the blues musician Honeyboy Edwards. This will be a significant exhibit by a most significant artist.
AUGUSTANA PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS PRESENTS:
'Reciprocity: Handmade Cameras and Photographs by Cedric Chatterley'
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery's latest exhibit, "Reciprocity: Handmade Cameras and Photographs by Cedric Chatterley" will be on display from Thursday, March 11, toSaturday, April 23. A gallery reception is scheduled for 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 11, with the artist's talk set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Monday through Friday; 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday
Sculptural handmade cameras and photographs by Sioux Falls artist Cedric Chatterley are featured in this exhibition. Chatterley began his career in photography in the late 1980s, simultaneously working on long-term personal documentary projects and also as a hired photographer documenting traditional artists, musicians and craftspeople for various state arts agencies throughout the United States.
In 2006, Chatterley began building his own large format cameras, utilizing his advanced skills in welding and woodworking. He found that the traditional artists he had been documenting over the decades influenced him profoundly, and he began to ask various artists and friends to collaborate with him in producing sculptural cameras that he would then use to take photographs. This exhibition will display — for the first time — 17 of Chatterley’s cameras and 50 photographs.
We look forward to having you join us on Friday!