Online Artist Talk
Rebecca Sexton Larson, Full Circle
Thursday, July 9, 1:00-2:00pm PST
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Artist, educator and curator Rebecca Sexton Larson will talk on coming ‘full circle’ with her artwork. Her early work included 6 ft long pinhole photographs on silver gelatin paper that she hand-painted. She then progressed through the historical process timeline creating bromoils, collodion (tintypes and ambrotypes), cyanotypes and salt prints, to what she is currently doing: hand painting salt prints and van dykes. There’s definitely something for everyone in this talk! Rebecca also has an image in the 2020 Members’ Juried Exhibition at the CPA. Now you can learn how she made this unique van dyke print.
Rebecca Sexton Larson is a Tampa based studio artist working with photographic processes. She graduated from the University of South Florida with degrees in Fine Arts and Mass Communications.
Sexton Larson has been awarded three Florida Individual Artist Fellowships (1998, 2002, and 2008). In 2006, she received an Artist Enhancement Grant from the State of Florida and, in 2005, was commissioned by the City of Tampa as its Photographer Laureate. As Photo Laureate, she documented from her perspective the visual poetry of Tampa using a pinhole camera combined with one-of-a-kind hand-painted b/w photographs. Recently, Sexton Larson accepted a grant from the State of Florida to attend the recognized Creative Capital Professional Development Program that supports innovative artists across the country through funding, counsel, and career development services.
Sexton Larson’s photographs are in numerous significant collections throughout the country, including Polaroid; Progressive Corporate Art; Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young); Polk Museum of Art (Lakeland); Cassilhaus (Durham, NC); Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg); the Tampa Museum of Art (Tampa); Historical Museum (Santa Fe); and Candela Gallery (Richmond, VA). Many of her one-of-a-kind works are in private collections.
During the past two decades, Rebecca Sexton Larson has taught, lectured, and curated at various arts institutions and organizations. Her most recent position was that of chief curator at Maitland’s Art & History Museums. Sexton Larson’s museum experience includes The Tampa Museum of Art (curatorial and educational), the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland (education curator), and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art (associate curator/registrar).
Larson’s photographs have been featured in photographic publications including Salted Paper Printing by Christina Z. Anderson, The Polaroid Project by various curators, Poetics of Light: Contemporary Pinhole Photography by Eric Renner and Nancy Spencer, View Camera Magazine, Black and White Magazine, Square Magazine, Afterimage, and others.
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