6:10 at 610 Artist Reception: Jeff MichalekRidgway’s new gallery, the 610 Arts Collective, features the work of, Colorado artist, Jeffrey Michalek throughout the month of July. To view the show and meet the artist, there will be a gallery reception on July 22 at 6:10 p.m. with an artist demonstration at 7 p.m.
Michalek’s black & white photography blends the wet plate processes of the 1850s and the Rawlins Oil Printing process of the early 1900s. This show just returned from exhibition in Spain and is a chance to peek into the evolution of photography and celebrate its heritage as a historical art form.
Michalek’s surrealist narrative is centered around situations and scenes that evoke the viewers curiosity and encourage them to explore their own version of the story. Once he has created a scene and staged his model, a sequence of no less than 50 steps is required to create one image. From start to finish, each handcrafted print is an original and can take anywhere from 20-30 hours to create.
The 610 Arts Collective is located at 610 Clinton Street in Ridgway, Colorado. Gallery hours are M-F, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a viewing. For more information on Jeff Michalek, visit Black Archer Photo on instagram