John Wimberley photo
Terry K. Thompson photo
ASTORIA — LightBox Photographic Gallery opens two exhibits on Saturday, July 14, featuring the work of a pair of photography masters, John Wimberley and Terry K. Thompson.
Wimberley will give an artist talk at 2 p.m., Thompson at 4 p.m. The opening receptions take place 5 to 8 p.m.
For the first time in a lifelong career of black-and-white print making, Wemberley’s new series, “When the Stones Sing,” is in color.
“Since 1969 I’ve photographed in black and white. During those 49 years I exposed, developed and printed many thousands of large and medium format negatives,” Wemberley wrote. “But that season of my photography is drawing to a close.”
The photos in his LightBox exhibit are “respectfully dedicated to all First Nation people, past and present, especially those who in ancient times made rock art.”
Thompson’s “Latent Harmony” is a retrospective collection of his lifetime of alternative process work.
His background in photography includes an art education at the legendary School of Visual Arts in N.Y.C., working with artists as diverse as Diane Arbus, Andy Warhol, Vito Acconci, Gary Winogrand and Tad Yamashiro. His graduate work was with the San Francisco Art Institute with top West Coast artists. He was one of the first photographic artists to revive the Platinum print process in the 1960s.
“I’ve used the photographic medium to define and explore the truths of existence, devoid of the anthropocentric narrative. This exhibition is a retrospective of those concerns,” he wrote.
Seating reservations are needed for the artists talks; contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both exhibits run through Wednesday, Aug. 8. LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive.