“Here is the new Bison Bromoil, another first for the Jackson art scene.” – David Brookover
For the past five years Jackson, Wyoming based photographer David Brookover has been immersed in platinum palladium prints, gorgeous minimalist images of landscapes, southwest architecture, and a subject new for Brookover, Yellowstone’s wildlife. Brookover continues to explore that photographic medium.
At this writing,(April 25, 2011) platinum is trading at $1,836.75 US an ounce, while palladium is at $775 US an ounce.
Those prices may be a little stiff, even for Brookover! Whether they are or not, the photographer will soon introduce his new Bison bromoil print to the Jackson arts community, as well as to the world at large. Brookover’s works are part of private collections around the world. Brookover is often at his gallery, on the corner of Gaslight Alley in downtown Jackson. An unusually accessible photographer, he loves to talk about his printing processes and tell the stories behind his hallmark photographic prints. The practice has helped win Brookover a devoted following.
“I am very pleased with the bromoil prints we have done and will be introducing a few more this year,” says Brookover. “The printing process has been around for over a 100 years and has (like the platinum palladium prints we showcase) a proven archival track record that our collectors appreciate. This new bison image will be framed by the world renown Randolph Laub. Randolph is famous for his one-of-a-kind profiles and finishes, handcrafted individually to fit each image. I am honored to be amongst his client list ; that list includes Irving Penn, Edward Steichen, Albert Watson and Herb Ritts. We look forward to showcasing photography as we feel it is meant to be.”
The new bromoil print will be in the gallery June, 2011. Brookover has also switched up his downstairs gallery space and invites the public to stop by to take a look.
Want to learn more about bromoils? Brookover suggests this site: http://www.saelon.com/bromoils/bromoils.html
The Jackson Hole Art Association is changing up its Studio Tours format. Long before Jackson’s Fall Arts Festival 2011 gets underway artists will be able to showcase their work at the Center for the Arts Lobby beginning August 5 and continuing through September 30, 2011. The tour, turned show, is entitled “Artists’ Open Studio.”
“It will be a little more informal,” says the Art Association’s Jenny Dowd. “We will showcase art by artists involved in the Studio Tour.”
Artists will display their art (at the Center for the Arts) and have opportunity to show their work. They will also be able to schedule individual appointments to their own working studios. If an artist has an open weekend, they may provide scheduling details alongside the art.
A partial list of participating artists includes: Natalie Goss, Huntley Baldwin, Terry Chambers, Dee Parker, Susan Thulin and Laurie Thal.
Travis Walker may be designing this year’s promotional card; not confirmed. At this writing, no formal opening reception is planned, but stay tuned! For more information contact Jenny Dowd: email@example.com.