The OTO Ranch was the first dude ranch in the state of Montana. The name comes from the owner’s involvement in Ordo Templi Orientalis,. or O.T.O a religious group out of, not surprisingly, California.
If you are a serious photographer, especially of an older vintage, then the Zone System and step wedges are familiar concepts to you. It turns out that having a light bar of eight separate bulbs above the sink in your bathroom and a well-placed door can provide a real-life, albeit slightly imperfect and incomplete, illustration of a step wedge.
When I took the photo on the right of the weeping birch tree the other day, it immediately brought to mind the photo on the left of asphalt, tar, and snow that I took some nine years ago. I guess that says something about how I tend to look at the physical world; not so much in terms of actual content but instead as patterns of shape, lines, and textures.
I’ve been lax in chasing the illusive one-man show in galleries/museums lately. Instead I’ve applied to a number of juried group exhibits in various venues, with good success.They all seem to be scheduled within the same several month time frame. So, simultaneously or nearly so, I have or will soon will have work in seven different shows.
If you live anywhere near these locations, you should try and stop by and view the exhibits. I know they are going to be interesting shows (and would be so even without my contribution). Here are the shows and locations:
- The Crow Show, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA
- Arte de Avian 2015, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ
- At the Walker, Walker Art Gallery, Garnett, KS
- Montana Triennial: 2015, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
- Art Auction 47, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT
- 2015 Gala and Auction, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT
- 18th Annual Art Auction, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, MT