Sheila Diemert’s work can be seen in a new show, opening next week at Edissi Gallery:
You’re invited to “Seasons of Life”–an exhibition of my artwork at Edissi Gallery, 907 Frederick St., Kitchener, ON (519-745-1281).
The show runs from November 10 to December 24, 2010 during gallery hours. There’s an opening reception on Wednesday, November 10 from 7-9 pm.
“So what am I doing with the classic view cameras?…Well, I like to reduce the subject materials to their simplest form. Also, I like to expand how we see abstraction in photographs.”
“More to the point, I take pictures with 4″x5″ and 8″x10″ view cameras, lots and lots of pictures. By the current paradigm, I make quite small b/w prints from 4″x5″ and 8″x10″; contact prints up to 11″x14″ enlargements. I believe that small prints have a lot of aesthetic presence, rather than the histrionic presence of large prints.”
“I’ve lived in Kitchener since 1965, and shortly fell in love with the lush southern Ontario landscape. My photographs are taken in all seasons, but I have a special interest in winter photography. My teachers and mentors Howard Bond, Stuart Nudelman, and Norman Rothschild have given me a lot of coaching, for which I am very grateful. Although photography is a medium based on technology, the important part of my background are the people.The arts community in Waterloo Region is a growing and vital one. My fellow photographers are not my competition; I see us as all being in this together. “