– June 8, 2014
Opening reception April 10, 2014 7-8:30 PM
Kate Jordahl photographs places where spirit of the earth and the human spirit come together. The black and white landscapes she creates are reflections on the crooked, unmapped roads of our lives.
A series of Jordahl’s photographs, Crystal Day, is featured in the Hall Gallery of the Griffin Museum April 10, 2014 through June 8, 2014. An opening reception is April 10, 2014, 7-8:30 p.m.
"I plan my journey for "destinations" like national parks and World Heritage sites and then celebrate as the places between are also full of visual wonder. For all the spaces, both recognized and by the way, I strive to recognize and capture the spirit and power of place in my photographs," says Kate Jordahl.
All of Jordahl’s photographs in the exhibition are Silver Gelatin Prints, printed in editions of 50. Her work is included in various collections including Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ohio University Library, Rare Book Collection, Athens, Ohio, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, University of Texas, Dallas and Yosemite Museum, Yosemite, California. She is represented by Modernbook Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
Ms. Jordahl has produced three books of photography: The Song Within, Afternoons with Ruth and Walking with Kandinsky. Her fourth book Crystal Day is in production.
Ms. Jordahl is a resident of Hayward, CA. She earned her MFA in photography at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She is a professor and chair of the photography department at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills in California. She is also the Director of PhotoCentral, a community organization dedicated to photography, located in Hayward, CA.
Brian Alterio will give a members’ talk at 6:15 PM before the exhibit opening on April 10, 2014 at 7 PM.