On the Cover: June 2013

This month’s cover artist: Carol Koleman.

The cover photo, “Isabel, Lily, Lily, Rose,” was inspired by a painting from John Singer Sargent called “Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose.” It is part of a photo exhibit 23,424 Hours, currently showing at the Finch Lane Gallery. 555 photos in the show were shot with my iPhone camera, edited through several photo apps and displayed, mostly digitally at the exhibit. I love the duality of cutting-edge photo-taking with creating images that honor photography’s history. My “eye” is influenced by photographers such as Brassai, Cartier-Bresson, Weegee, Stieglitz and Coburn who, for me, provide the canon of what photography is all about–that is, to create a beautiful image while capturing a poignant moment in time. So I sit between two diverse worlds, where my process is technically far beyond what these photographers could imagine, yet my images hold the spirit of their era. I like this place, as I often find myself feeling most alive while negotiating within two worlds; the ethereal and the earthy, the technical and the artistic, the living and the expiring. My images are created both by the past and present at precisely the same time, something like the aboriginal Dreamtime, a realm where all exists concurrently.

Carol Kolman exhibit through June 14, 9a-5p. Closing reception June 14, 6-8p. Finch Lane Gallery, 1325 E. 100 S. http://slcgov.com/arts