For David Skidmore, the Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery artist of the week beginning June 25, photography has been the avenue for exploring relationships in nature and society, and for deciphering fundamental truths about these relationships, whether in the landscape or human network.
“A good, meaning effective, photograph – or painting for that matter – is not so much a record of what inspires an artist as it is a window into a well where these deeper truths are encountered,” said Skidmore.
Not all wells have to be deep, either. A recent series he shot plays on the visual humor in expressions involving food: apples into oranges, house salad or fast food. “Photography is serious business but as artists we need to be careful about taking ourselves too seriously,” he said.
After a career in church communications, Skidmore relocated to Sister Bay in 2013 to focus on photography, writing, video production and digital design under the business name Word & Image. His work has been shown locally at Dancin’ On the Door Studio in Egg Harbor, the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, and Guenzel Gallery at the Peninsula School of Art. He has been juried into the Miller Art Museum’s annual juried exhibit, The Hardy Gallery’s annual juried exhibit, and the Midwest Center for Photography’s Home exhibit.
The DCAL Gallery, open daily 11 am – 5 pm, is located at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek. For more information, email [email protected], visit doorcountyartleague.org, or find the Door County Art League and Gallery on Facebook.