The Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica is presenting two exhibitions of works by contemporary photographer Jerry Uelsmann and Finnish photographer Pentti Sammallahti through March 1.
Using multiple negatives to produce his “dreamlike” photographs, Uelsmann has developed a singular artistic vision which has carried him through a nearly 50-year artistic career, a gallery spokesperson said.
Uelsmann has continued to produce his images without the help of modern computer-base techniques.
He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. Uelsmann is a fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of the Society of Photographic Education and a former trustee of the Friends of Photography.
His works are featured in the permanent collections of many of the world’s most renowned museums and national galleries.
Sammallahti was born in 1950 in Helsinki, Finland and by 1971 he began to exhibit extensively in Finland and throughout the world. The photographer describes himself as a nomad who enjoys the nature of the great north, the darkness, the cold, and the sea.
Sammallahti, a master craftsman, carefully tones his prints, to create a poetic atmosphere of desolate silence, the gallery spokesperson said.
Since 1979, he has published 13 books and portfolios and has received awards such as the Samuli Paulaharju Prize of the Finnish Literature Society, State Prizes for Photography, Uusimaa Province Art Prize, Daniel Nyblin Prize, and the Finnish Critics Association Annual.
The Peter Fetterman Gallery is at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. A1, Santa Monica. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
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