Kris Timken: Pinhole Photography

May 17 – June 21, 2003

As part of our ongoing series of exhibitions located in our backroom space, Traywick Gallery is pleased to announce a show featuring pinhole photographs by Kris Timken. The exhibition opens May 17th, continues through June 21st, 2003 and will run concurrently with Linda Mieko Allen: Osmotica. There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, May 17th, from 5 to 7 pm.

Kris Timken’s work combines fundamental photographic techniques with new digital printing processes to create lush, dense, pictures with a fluidity of color and image. The expressionistic effect of pinhole photography is further enhanced by her use of a low angle perspective and the characteristic black frame that vignettes the landscape-based images.

For her newest body of work, Timken has refined her processes by setting aside her original makeshift pinhole “cameras,” adapted from objects such as cigar boxes and breath mint tins, to a “light-tight” medium-format camera that allows her to use color, roll film. What she retained is an unlimited depth of field and a sense of wonder at the surreal worlds she has captured.

In addition to being the force behind the new San Francisco art space, 364 Hayes, Kris Timken is also a recent graduate of the California College of Arts and Crafts. A solo exhibition of her work recently closed at Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery in Portland, OR. This will be her first exhibition with Traywick Gallery.

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