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     Making photographs and sculpture brings imagination, light, nature, time and space together with a transcendence to reality for me. My photography allows me to make ethereally beautiful natural images depicting the nether realm of natural impressionism. Similarly, I seek the creative range in direct stone sculpture to release form from stone with emotional traces.
     My images and sculptures rarely refer to a specific location or “real” element. They may point to places both distant, and nearby, physically present or ethereal, all the while reaching to engage the viewer more with aesthetic essence than drama. I seek not only to capture the physical realm, but go beyond to conceptual interpretation.
     I emphasize natural surrealism while engaging the emotions evoked by the natural realm, especially the mystery or magical essence of light-play in the world. I personally make all of my photographs and sculptures. I create individual, archival color pigment prints. Finishing my photographs includes museum mattes and solid natural hardwood frames. My sculptures take form using stone and metal, developed through conceptual interpretation with links to peace and pleasure for the viewer.

Hogan Gallery, Moab, Utah
Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah

Currant & Up-coming Events:
March 4 to April 14, 2006, ‘Ways & Passages' one-man show Art Barn, Park Gallery, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Utah
August 1 to September 5, 2006, ‘Surreal Passages’ one-man show Durango Art Center Gallery, Colorado

Recent Individual Shows & Festivals:
2005 ‘Passages’ one-man show Chapman Library Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah
2005 ‘Sedona Arts Festival’, Sedona, Arizona
2005 ‘Art Fair Jackson Hole’, Jackson, Wyoming
2005 ‘Park City Arts Festival', Park City, Utah
2005 ‘Summer Fest in The Pines', Flagstaff, Arizona

Recent Group Shows/Awards:
2006 Cambridge Art Association's 'National Prize Show', Kathryn Schultz Gallery and University Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May & June, Juried group exhibition.
2005 Cambridge Art Association's National Prize Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery and University Place, Cambridge, Massachusetts – juried by: Joseph C. Thompson Director, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA).
2005 ‘Award of Artistic Excellence’, National Juried Art Exhibition, Regional Artists Consortium, San Antonio, TX July, 2005
2005 Nature Photography Exhibition, Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
2005 State Wide Competition and Exhibition, Bountiful-Davis Art Center, Bountiful, Utah.
2004 "A Season of Non-violence" New Vision Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, February,'First Purchase Award'
2003 Honorable Mention, National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, Massachusetts
2004 ‘Season for Non-violence', New Vision Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Online Exhibits:
Art Exchange
Project 30

3631 So. Carolyn St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
Phone: 801-558-0875
Email: marv@imagedancer.com

Educational & Study Background:
Graduate of the University of Utah, 1971 with a B.S. in Humanities and special study in photography. Studied commercial photography under Borge Andersen and Brent Herridge as well as independent study in darkroom manipulation and gelatin print technique. Gained proficiency in color darkroom techniques which now extend into the virtual darkroom of digital color pigment printing. On going interest in developing digital imaging and print technique with more than 25 years of increasingly intense utilization of digital technology.

Professional Associations:
Member of NAIA the National Association of Independent Artists
Member of PPA, Professional Photographers of America
Member of PDIA, Professional Digital Imaging Association

Guild Source Book 18 participation with a portfolio published in September, 2003, page 249.

My work has appeared variously in magazines, books, calendars, stationary, and exhibitions, including: National Geographic publications, National Wildlife publications, Canoe Magazine, Nature Conservancy publications, North American Rock Garden Society Bulletin, American Horticultural Society publications, World Wildlife Fund publications, Peavine Productions products, Backpacker Magazine, Kendal Hunt Publishing science books, World Wildlife Fund books, Franklin Watts Publishing, Grosvenor Publishing, and Macmillan Publishing. Exhibitions have included numerous events in Utah and the West, and international salons, including the Singapore International Salon of Photography.


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