Artist’s Opening Talk: 4 – 5 pm in Carpenter Hall
Reception: 5 – 6 pm in the CPA Gallery
Curator: David Bayles
Santa Cruz resident Ted Orland has lived a many-faceted life in photography, filled with remarkable highlights. He was an assistant to celebrated photographer Ansel Adams, and a valued instructor at Adams’ Yosemite Workshops for fifteen years. He taught full time at Stanford University, as well as the University of Oregon and various California Community colleges, and mentored young photographers, including the now renowned Sally Mann. In addition, Orland is co-author, along with his colleague David Bayles, of the internationally best-selling book on artistic practice, Art & Fear. He has also authored a companion volume, The View From the Studio Door, and Man & Yosemite, a history of nineteenth century photography told through the era’s photographs, which he is currently updating.
Ted Orland’s photography is wide-ranging, innovative, and defies ordinary categorization. Curated by photographer, co-author, and longtime friend, David Bayles, the exhibition will feature select examples from throughout Orland’s career, and showcase a variety of analog and digital prints and inventive techniques, many devised by the artist himself.
This exhibition is generously sponsored by an anonymous donor.