March 14th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
“The States of Water” with Matt Lancaster
Celebrate the Month of Photography and join Matt Lancaster, Boulder fine art photographic artist, at our March 14th Member Meeting hosted at R Gallery & Wine Bar.
Matt Lancaster, Boulder fine art photographic artist, will give a presentation entitled, “The States of Water.” It is a collection from his Imagined Realities body of abstract compositions that explores Earthly elements in dynamic states. Matt makes his compositions in ordinary places, looking for the hidden or overlooked dimension that gives a place depth and meaning. He’s looking to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary.
This collection is a preview of his portfolio review in late March during Month of Photography in Denver. He’s presently promoting his Imagined Realities collection for gallery representation and book publications.
Born into the nomadic life of a military family in California, I credit my childlike curiosity about the phenomena and processes of the natural world that drive my career as a landscape photographer to a childhood exploring rocky coastlines, playing under forest canopies, collecting rocks and sticks, swimming in lakes, and fishing in streams in which nature nurtured my budding environmental ethic.
When I grew up, degrees in landscape architecture from University of Oregon and geology from Portland State University built the creative and intellectual foundations for my lifelong integration of creativity, science, nature, and culture.
Among my achievements as a photographer, I have been most proud of my association with land conservation organizations such as Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society, and Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts, who have worked to set aside land for future generations, wildlife habitat, and healthy ecosystems by using my images of some of my most cherished and wild landscapes in their fundraising campaigns.
My most personal and imaginative images have shown in solo and group exhibitions in distinguished galleries and institutions across the US, such as the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Ft. Collins, Colorado’s Lincoln Center for the Arts, the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina.
Corporate collectors in Colorado include Lockheed Martin (Denver), Valley Bank and Trust (Brighton), and Exempla St. Joseph Hospital (Denver). Commercial clients such as the States of Colorado and Wyoming and Denver Post have used photos from a few of my favorite road trips to promote travel throughout the western United States, and a photo from Great Sand Dunes National Park has even graced an album cover by Colorado musician Janet Feder.
From my home in Boulder, Colorado, I still recall the travels of my youth fondly and frequently seek my local mountains, streams, and forests and destinations around the world to further explore the natural elements my curiosity discovers.