Long-time Nickelson Editions client Robert Moran of Bar Harbor, Maine, seems to be everywhere right now in terms of shows. Right now you can see his work in the “In & Out of Abstraction” show at Portland’s Addison Wooley Gallery (show runs through April and review of show here) and at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Cambridge Homes in Cambridge, MA, with a solo exhibition entitled “H2O in the Landscape” (show runs until May 20th – and see an example image to the left). You can also find his work presently at the PhotoSpiva 2012 Exhibition in Joplin, MO, where he won 3rd place for body of work.
Coming up soon is his inclusion in the prestigious Exposure 2012 exhibition at Boston’s Photograph Resource Center this summer with six pieces from his Relics series, as well as another solo exhibition with his Vertigo series at the Griffin gallery in Stoneham, MA and inclusion in the next exhibit (“The Portrait – Up Close and Personal”) at the Minneapolis Photo Center, among other things.
I’ve been working with Robert as his printer since 2009 and I’ve been fascinated by his development as an artist. When I first started with him his focus was on his extensive archive of traditional black & white documentary-style photographs from Africa and beyond. This work has always been some of my favorites that I’ve printed, and it was exquisite printed on Harman FB Al Glossy paper for the fiber glossy silver gelatin look.
What is fascinating is the path that he took from those more traditional images. Pushing forward in amazing new creative directions, he has created a number of truly unique bodies of work with his own voice. His current Vertigo series, the subject of the solo Griffin exhibition this fall, is certainly a good representation of that. We have chosen Hahnemuhle Photo Rag for this body of work for its classic elegance. I’ve included two examples below, but please see his website for more.
Another current body of work, entitled “Relics”, will be included in the PRC exhibition. This may be my favorite of his new projects, and this body of work is also printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. His website has the extended body of work, but I’ve included two of my favorites below:
I highly recommend taking some time with his website and also trying to see some of his works in person if you are able.