The Critical Eye: Works from Rich Bergeman, Phil Coleman, Marjorie Kinch, Bill Laing, Jack Larson, John Morris, Jim Magruder, Dave McIntire, and John Ritchie
Corrine Woodman Gallery
July 2 – 27, 2019
Conversations from the CWG: Thursday, July 11th, 12 noon
The exhibit – The Critical Eye – serves dual roles: to show work by individual photographers, and to show the importance of having a supportive artistic community. Such a community sustains artists by providing a sounding board of peers and creating an instant audience.
Early in 2010 Rich Bergeman, Phil Coleman, Marjorie Kinch, Bill Laing, Jack Larson, John Morris, Jim Magruder, Dave McIntire, and John Ritchie started meeting monthly to critique each other’s work. The group currently consists of eight members, all actively engaged in their art. A founding member, Dave McIntire, died recently but his work is included in the exhibit. McIntire’s artistic style and critical input profoundly influenced the whole group and the exhibit would be incomplete without him.
The photographic styles and interests of the members are completely different, ranging from landscape photography to portraits, abstract work and everything in between. They developed a common critical language based on composition, intent, subject and artistic impact to help each other grow and evolve their personal styles. For the next nine years the group continued to meet and share their work, influencing each other’s artistic thinking and helping each other grow as individual artists.