KPC's ArtStage Gallery allows local, regional and national visual artists to show their work to KPC’s theater patrons. A new artist is exhibited each month. KPC’s lobby is an excellent gallery setting, allowing artists a venue in which to display their work to the thousands of KPC patrons who attend performances within that time frame. KPC patrons also benefit by experiencing a variety of artwork throughout the year. ArtStage Gallery is a cooperative project with Kirkland Arts Center. KPC's Lobby Gallery is open during box office hours, Tuesday – Saturday from 12 PM to 6 PM and during scheduled performances.
MAY-JUNE ARTSTAGE EXHIBIT
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE HANSEN
The panoramic format is how I see the world. The width closely mimics our own human vision yet it still has such an impressive and unusual look about it. It has a way of transporting you to where I took the image and invites you to further inspect all of the incredible detail.
I use a combination of Hasselblad and Nikon cameras with lenses that employ the tilt and shift movements associated with large format film cameras, but in a package that is tougher, more agile, and quicker to set up in order to capture scenes which can disappear in a blink of the eye.
While the technique involved with capturing an image is crucial, the care that is taken with my print process is just as important. I offer my prints traditionally matted but also offer acrylic-mounted images, which uses a heavy pearlescent paper of archival quality mounted between UV-resistant, museum-grade acrylic and backed with Dibond, which helps seal and protect the image from physical damage, pollutants, ozone, and UV rays. This creates a showpiece that will last centuries, if cared for and presented in a non-hostile environment, away from direct sunlight. The acrylic mount process creates a wet, saturated look that explodes with color and detail and is the standard mounting process I use when you order a framed print.
It is my goal to share these amazing places with you when they are at their most beautiful. Enjoy!