In Santa Monica, at Bergamot Station…Peter Fetterman Gallery presents two exhibitions – Jeffrey Conley: An Ode to Nature, as well as Steve McCurry: The Endless Traveler. The gallery hosted an opening art party on January 27, 2024. However, the shows run through April 27, 2024.
Jeffrey Conley: An Ode to Nature is retrospective showcase of Jeffrey Conley’s exceptional career up to the present. Currently residing in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, Conley’s ability to capture the essence of nature
is unparalleled. The artist is also master printer, with each photographic print a testament to his meticulous craftsmanship and exacting standards. He works in multiple processes which include traditional gelatin silver darkroom processes, platinum palladium prints and archival pigment prints on Japanese Kozo paper.
The exhibition will feature a carefully curated selection of Conley’s most recognizable works, as well as some new images, never exhibited before. “Jeffrey Conley: An Ode to Nature” promises to be a must-see event for nature lovers and photography enthusiasts. The artist will be present for the opening reception.
Universally recognized as one of today’s finest image-makers, Steve McCurry has won many of photography’s top awards. He is best known for his evocative color photography. The artist captures the essence of human struggle and joy.
In addition to being a member of Magnum Photos since 1986, he has sought and found the unforgettable. Many of his images have become modern icons. His most popular photograph of the unidentified Afghan refugee girl with the striking green eyes. Born in Philadelphia, McCurry graduated cum laude from the College of Arts and Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. After working at a newspaper for two years, he left for India to freelance.
Steve McCurry Background
It was in India that McCurry learned to watch and wait on life. “If you wait,” he realized, “people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.” His career was launched when he disguised in native garb and crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan just before the Russian invasion. When he emerged, he had rolls of film sewn into his clothes and images that would be published around the world which were among the first to show the conflict there. His coverage won the Robert Capa Gold Medal for Best Photographic Reporting from Abroad, an award dedicated to photographers exhibiting exceptional courage and enterprise.
Steve McCurry has covered many areas of international and civil conflict, including Burma, Sri Lanka, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia, and continuing coverage of Afghanistan and Tibet. He focuses on the human consequences of war, not only showing what war impresses on the landscape, but rather, on the human face.
On view January 27, 2024 – April 27, 2024
What: New Exhibitions, Jeffrey Conley, Steve McCurry,
Where: Peter Fetterman Gallery A1, Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, 90404
When: Running through april 27, 2024
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