(West Palm Beach, FL – March 7, 2012) Fatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world-renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today revealed the next exhibition scheduled to run at the nonprofit organization located within City Center in downtown West Palm Beach.
Insights & Surprises
March 21 – June 9, 2012
A mid-twentieth century master photographer, Wynn Bullock is best known for his evocative black and white images. Few people are aware that in the early 1960s he also created a significant body of color work he called “Color Light Abstractions.”
Hampered by the limitations of color printing at the time, Bullock was unable to produce stable, long-lasting prints from his original 35mm Kodachrome slides. As a consequence, his work was rarely exhibited, except occasionally in the form of slide shows and illustrated lectures.
For more than 50 years, Bullock’s original slides have remained carefully preserved in the dark by his family. Two years ago, the Bullock Estate began creating a digital archive of the images in its family collections and producing high-quality archival prints through which it is re-introducing this remarkably innovative imagery to the world.
Featuring a contemporary 44-print traveling exhibit of Bullock’s Color Light Abstractions, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s show Wynn Bullock: Insights and Surprises also includes a fine selection of Bullock’s vintage black & white photographs; a representative collection of his images from the family’s new black & white estate print program; and a small, yet revealing, group of vintage photographs by Wynn’s wife Edna, who began her own notable career as a creative photographer at age 61, a year after Wynn’s death in 1975.
Opening Night Reception & Conversation with Members of the Bullock Family
+ Reception – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The Palm Beach Photographic Centre will host an Opening Night Reception in the museum with members of the Bullock Family in attendance. The public is invited to attend this FREE event.
+ Conversation – 7:30 p.m.
The Palm Beach Photographic Centre will host A Conversation on Bullock Photography in the auditorium of the West Palm Beach Library, PBPC’s City Center neighbor. The cost to attend is FREE for members of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre and the Norton Museum of Art, and $10 per nonmember.
Facilitated by Tim Wride, Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum, this lively and informal discussion will include Brett Abbott, Curator of Photography at the High Museum in Atlanta; Gordon Brown, the 2012 recipient of the Centre’s FotoFusion Golden Career Award; Ray Merritt, photography curator and writer; and Bullock’s older daughter and manager of the Bullock Estate, Barbara Bullock-Wilson and her husband Gene Bullock-Wilson.
The hour-long event will include a short PowerPoint presentation created by Brown illustrating his relationships with both Bullock photographers and there will be ample time for questions and comments from the audience.
About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:
The Photo Centre is located at the City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.
1. Wynn Bullock – Stark Tree 1956
2. Wynn Bullock – An example of Color Light Abstration
3. Wynn Bullock – Another Color Light Abstration
4. Wynn Bullock – Sea Palms - 1968
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Palm Beach Photographic Centre