Dennis Church: Americolor

By  |  October 26, 2014
This week we look at the vibrant images of Dennis Church's series Americolor. Church writes:
 
Photography is not in the past or future but in the present moment. . .where life is. Photography is a perceptual practice that keeps me in the present. I am drawn to complex scenes in the American landscape that abound with visual confusion and bring my sense of order to it by picturing my interpretation of the emotional vibration and color of American life.
 


Dennis Church: "I have been passionately engaged with photography since the mid-1970s, discovering photography while living in Madison, Wisconsin. In the 1980s I conducted documentary projects in Iowa and Wisconsin, received several public art grants and exhibited widely. In 2013 I exhibited a one-person show, Florida Moments, seventy-six large-scale color photographs at The Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers, Florida. In September 2014 I showed a one person exhibit at The Photography Room in Canberra, Australia. I have lived in Bonita Springs, Florida since 2005. The book AMERICOLOR is available here." www.dennischurch.com

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.