David McLain established his reputation shooting feature assignments around the world for National Geographic Magazine. His work has also appeared in Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, Skiing, Wine Spectator, Fortune, Life and Smithsonian. McLain has received honors in the Communication Arts Photography Annual for two conscutive terms, as well as numerous awards in the National Press Photographers Association Pictures of the Year competition.
For 125 years, Boldt has been delivering value to its customers and their communities.
The paradigms are as many and varied as there are sizes and types of buildings.
A school educates future generations. A power plant creates light and heat – jobs and prosperity – that advance our civilization. A hospital is a place of hope and healing. They are the underpinnings of our society.
Since their beginning in 1889, tools and methods have changed, but our defining values – craftsmanship, reliability, and integrity – have remained the same.
To commemorate this special anniversary, Boldt commissioned David McLain, a world-renowned National Geographicphotographer, to explore the impact of buildings in delivering value to their owners, to the people who use the facility, and to their communities.
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 19, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
A new look at familiar things. An exhibition of images created and edited with an iPhone.
My artistic goal is to take familiar things that we see everyday and make them into something unique, engaging the viewer to see them in a whole new way. In the days before digital photography, dramatic alterations of the image could be achieved using Infrared film, specialized darkroom effects or Polaroid films. Today, I use digital photography in conjunction with computer software to dramatically alter color, depth, exposure and texture to achieve a truly unique image.
Most of my current work is created with an iPhone. The iPhone along with photo apps seem like a natural fit for creating these images. The apps allow me to create saturated, glowing color with a "Polaroid-like" quality. I will often push the image even further using multiple apps to create exactly what I want to see. I also enjoy working in conventional photography but the emerging art form of "iPhoneography" allows me to much more freedom to see just how far I can push the boundaries of an iPhone and imaging software to create unconventional images.
I was born in Wisconsin and currently live and work in Southeastern Wisconsin. I have worked with the art and craft of photography since 1978 having served as event and public relations photographer for two colleges over the course of my professional career. My artistic work mostly involves creating unique images using the iPhone and photo apps. I’ve always enjoyed creating images depicting “altered landscapes” and “possible dimensions” using whatever medium was available at the time but iPhoneography and photo apps really allow me to create unique images without cost or equipment limitations.
I’ve been invited to exhibit solo shows at UW Sheboygan, Gallery 3, Frank Juarez Gallery, Silver Lake College and The Trout Museum of Art. Recent group exhibits include Plymouth Arts Center, Neville Public Museum and Charles Allis Museum of Art. Exhibits outside of Wisconsin include a national exhibition in NYC and Brazil for World Water Day 2013 as well as participation in international exhibitions in Ferrara and Verona Italy. My work has been published on the January 2013 cover of Fox Cities Magazine and the Fall/Winter 23/14 issue of CarolineStreet ArtBook. I am an artist member of Sheboygan Visual Artists and a professional level member of Wisconsin Visual Artists. I’m also a featured artist on Portal Wisconsin.
For more informaion, I invite you to visit my website at www.dvanminsel.com
The Trout Museum of Art
Fox Cities Building for the Arts
111 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54911
HOURS OF OPERATION
Admission varies by Exhibit.