David Craven and Dan McLean exhibitions

EXHIBITION: Caldwell Gallery presents “Light Across the Landscape”
DATES:  January 3 through February 27, 2020
RECEPTION:  None
LOCATION:  400 County Center at the Hall of Justice in Redwood City main floor.
HOURS:  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information: David.Craven@lamresearch.com

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Caldwell Gallery presents “Light Across the Landscape” by Peninsula photographer David Craven.
David Craven’s primary motivation is creativity, and photography has been his outlet for that over the past 10 years. Abstracts and natural beauty are what resonate with David. His primary goal is to share the beauty and interests he experiences with others. David is involved with the Dick Dischler Workshop in Palo Alto and has a number of awards from various shows in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This past June David earned honors as Exhibitor of the Year in Photography at the San Mateo County Fair for having won the most awards in the photography division.
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The Community Gallery, located on the lower level of the Hall of Justice building will be showing “Entwined In Black and White”, a collection of photographs by Dan McLean. McLean is a San Carlos based photographer who, like many others, had been “taking pictures” since he was young. In 1990, the results of a workshop in Yosemite made him think, “Maybe I have some talent for making photographs.” Since then he has participated in many workshops with a focus on honing his photographic craft. The exhibit will run from January 7 to February 26, 2020.

To Dan, photography is about seeing – interacting with the world around you. Whether the opportunity to make a photograph is responding to a fluid scene or quietly contemplating a studied composition, his intent is to make an image that viewers will respond to. This had led to an eclectic body of work – from early landscapes to a more recent focus on smaller compositions.

A photograph starts with recognizing the opportunity, visualizing the composition and bringing artistic and technical skills to capture the image. Dan spent many years learning the fundamentals of composition and technical skills in workshops lead by accomplished photographers.

The final step in making a photograph is producing a print that evokes for the viewer a sense of what the photographer experienced when visualizing the image. Because the print is what the viewer will see, Dan has devoted the last several years to learning the skill of fine art printing. He hopes that you, the viewer, will immerse yourself in the images you see.

Dan has exhibited widely in Northern and Central California. He is a member of Richard Dischler Photo Workshops and Gallery House, both in Palo Alto; Center for Photographic Art, Carmel and Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento.

Dan’s work can be seen at Gallery House, 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto

For more information:
Dan McLean: dan_mclean@mac.com
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The shows are sponsored by the San Mateo County Arts Commission and are curated by Boris Koodrin. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For more information, you may visit cmo.smcgov.org/arts-commission.

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  1. Kate Dischler-Noreen
    Kate Dischler-Noreen says:

    The power of black and white photography inherent in this photo speaks to me of survival amid desperation. Very powerful!

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