Jim Kasson: Chronography
March 4, 1:00pm, Monterey Museum of Art, Pacific Street
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Please join us for this special walk-through with artist Jim Kasson as he explains the various works in his retrospective exhibition, Chronography, on view at the Monterey Museum of Art. Space is limited to just 20 members, so reserve your spot now!
About the show:
Photography is writing with light. Since Jim Kasson is incorporating the passage of time into the images in this exhibition, he calls the show Chronography, which literally means writing with time. Kasson’s show at the Monterey Museum of Art will be a survey of his work relating to California and the Monterey Peninsula in particular. The exhibition will feature early black and white photographs, vivid time-based color works of urban subjects, and agriculture in the Salinas Valley. Chronography will be on view at the Monterey Museum of Art Pacific Street location January 9-April 5, 2020. More Information >
Jim Kasson is a retired electrical engineer and engineering manager who spent most of his career with Hewlett-Packard, Rolm, and IBM. While working as an IBM Fellow, he performed research on color management and developed algorithms for color image manipulation. A life-long photographer, he has been exhibiting photographs since the early ‘80s. Most of his earlier work is traditional silver-based black and white photography. For the last 25 years he has relied upon digital editing and printing processes, and for the last 15 years, on digital capture.
In his blog, he explores and explains the technical side of 21st-century photography, tests cameras and lenses, and reports many of the results quantitatively. If you’re not afraid of numbers and graphs, you might want to take a look.
Bodies of work include Alone in a Crowd, an exploration of isolation in public places, This Green Growing Land, an impressionistic homage to farm workers in the Salinas Valley, Nighthawks, a study of nocturnal activities of big-city dwellers, Staccato, a different look at the same subject matter, Photograffiti, an unconventional take on writing with light, and Timescapes, a way of looking at time and space simultaneously.
Jim served on the CPA Board of Directors 2001-2002 and 2009-2012, the second term as President. He is a member of ImageMakers.