Our cooperative, Northcoast Artist Gallery, finished a long due painting job in a record three hours! Now the walls are ready for our annual "Friends Show," which has a opening reception this coming First Friday in Fort Bragg, CA. If you're on the coast in Northern California in April, stop by and see our show of wonderful local artists. Better yet, stop in this Friday evening, meet the artists, and have some wine and hors d'oeuvres. #northcoastartistsgallery #cooperativegallery #artistscollective
Unlike most photographers who have shifted completely over to a digital format, our new guest member, Kyle Forrest Burns, captures his images with a large format Hasselblad camera, preferring old analogue ways in an otherwise digital era.
"My photographic aesthetic yearns for the possibility and the potential of nostalgia." Burns explains. "In the high-definition digital age of photography, I alternatively capture images on film, evoking in my photographs a sense of melancholy and wistfulness. Films susceptibility to varied outcomes lends my art to a look that cannot be recreated, while capturing a timeless feeling that leave viewers longing for the past."
Burns, previously of Chico, CA, has recently started a farm at the historic Nye Ranch, in an effort to grow a steady stream of vegetables and flowers for the local economy. Located right off on Mendocino coast, with its perfect maritime climate, the ranch is a great outpost where he can venture out using the subtle coastal light as a perfect foil for his kind of photography. "I have a deep appreciation and fascination for the history in the landscape and I do my best to awaken that sentimental feeling in my photographs, " Burns says of the nostalgia he would like to evoke within all of us.