Tilton + Oeler Make Photographic Medium Unique

Sister Bay artists Dave Tilton and Paula Oeler are excited to announce that five of their works have been selected for Photo Op, an exhibition at the Laura H. Miles Gallery of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts in Wayzata, Minn. The exhibition runs from Oct. 1 – 28 with an opening reception on Oct. 1, 6 – 8 pm.

Photo Op, curated by Exhibits Director Robert Bowman, explores how artists optimize the opportunities afforded by the powerful, widely available medium of photography while honoring their own personal vision. Through the selection of unusual subject matter, a unique approach to a common subject matter, or the use of new or special photographic process, the artists included in the exhibition achieve a variety of solutions to the challenge of making the photographic medium their own.

“Summer Breeze” by Tilton + Oeler.

“Summer Breeze” by Tilton + Oeler.

Over the last 15 years, Tilton and Oeler have developed techniques that fundamentally re-conceptualize how the standard tools of digital photography are applied to image creation. Modeled after techniques used in the creation and synthesis of sounds for electronic music composition, they abandon traditional photographic process in favor of source, synthesis and composition. Intuitive yet highly technical, their innovative process yields extremely complex textures, colors and forms and results in sumptuous works that exhibit the subtlety of the human hand and mind.

The five works selected include three Tilton + Oeler collaborations: “Drifting Along Blues,” “Summer Breeze,” and “Out the Cabin Window;” along with two of Tilton’s solo works “Spilt Cherry Road” and “Blue Evening Timbre.”

Tilton and Oeler’s work can be seen locally at Edgewood Orchard Galleries. Located at 4140 Peninsula Players Rd in Fish Creek, Edgewood Orchard is open daily 10 am to 5 pm through October. Click here for more information.

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