DAN GOTTLIEB

DAN GOTTLIEB

DAN GOTTLIEB

STATEMENT

My pictures are observations of the transient nature of life, its light, shadows and patterns that I find beautiful. I hope they also evoke a sense of the temporal, non-solid matter that we call consciousness, ghost-walking between sleep and awake.  Of course this is not what a photograph is understood to do. Its inherent aspect is to capture solid forms we recognize, reassured that the resulting document captures a reality, a story, a circumstance (which may be beautiful or not).  I have no interest in documenting anything of that nature with my art works.  Process: Recent work continues a decades-long interest in constructing photo-generated pictures through movement, using combined studio processes. Pictures presented here are made utilizing an original method. Images are reverse-printed on acrylic sheets and painted. The surface is then sanded to a matt finish. The process of combining photography, painting, and craftsmanship is core to my work.  Photographic images are made with hand-held Micro Four Thirds format cameras and lenses.   About Dan Gottlieb  Dan was born and raised in New York, and lives in Durham, NC.  He studied art and biology at The University at Buffalo; design and photography at San Diego State University; and Art Administration at Winthrop University. He supported himself though art school and as a young artist as a cabinetmaker, before beginning a career in museum work in 1980.  Since 1990, he has directed planning, design, and architecture for the North Carolina Museum of Art.