Submitted by Alonzo Church:
The work of professional photographer and long-time Candler Park resident Ian L. Barker will be the subject of a one-man show presented by the Jill Celeste Gallery, 321 W. Hill St., Decatur, GA, July 16 - August 15, 2010. The exhibit – “Open Spaces: The American Desert” – will feature large format photographs taken across the Southwest.
Ian’s work has appeared in over 250 calendars as well as book cover shots, brochures, and post cards. He specializes in landscape and urban and architectural studies using both black & white and color film, in large format and 35mm. Ian is particularly interested in Texas and the American Southwest and makes annual photo shoots to chronicle the changing face of the west and the desert.
In addition to his southwestern shoots, he travels extensively across all 48 continental states and in Europe focusing on nature studies and architectural scenes. His other interests include urban nightscape photography and the art of neon. Ian exhibits in several galleries in the Atlanta area, and has exhibited in galleries in Asheville, NC, Christiansburg, VA, and New Orleans, LA, as well as annual art festivals across the country.
A Virginia native, Ian has lived and worked in Atlanta for many years, and began his professional photography career in 1998.
Open Spaces: The American Desert
Large Format Photography by Ian L. Barker
Exhibit July 16 – August 15, 2010
Opening Night Party: Friday, July 16, 2010, 7 - 10 pm
Jill Celeste Gallery, 321 W. Hill St., Ste. 7B, Decatur, GA 30030 (Oakhurst Village)