Mark Sink Photographs 1975-2010: Encounters with the Past

Mark Sink Photographs 1975-2010: Encounters with the Past, will be on view in the Byers-Evans House Gallery, located at 1310 Bannock Street in Denver, September 3 through October 31.  A free opening evening reception from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, September 3, will be held in the gallery in conjunction with the Golden Triangle Museum District’s First Friday Art Walk.

The Byers-Evans House Gallery will be representing Sink’s 35-year career in Denver. Sink says when he received his first Diana camera as a child, his future was clear. After art school, the 1980s found Sink in the heady boom days of the New York art scene, experimenting with plastic toy cameras, working professionally as both a commercial and fine art photographer, and hanging out in Andy Warhol’s famous Factory scene. In the early 1990s, Sink returned to his hometown of Denver, where he worked with early digital cameras and created a series of  still life photographs inspired by Old Master Dutch paintings. Sink later embarked on a new series with his partner, Kristen Hatgi, using a 150 year old lens to create dreamy collodion wet plates with the technology of the 1860s. All of these chapters will be on view in the Gallery with techniques ranging from photo silkscreen, Polaroid’s, cyanotypes, silver prints, gravure, collodion wet plate and digital.

In Mark Sink Photographs 1975-2010: Encounters with the Past, the diverse techniques, eras and experiments come together under Sink’s unifying vision of beauty.  “I am a gushy romantic,” Sink says. “The theme of this survey is to show my obsession and passion for capturing beauty”

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What: Mark Sink Photographs 1975- 2010: Encounters with the Past
Where: The Byers-Evans House Gallery, 1310 Bannock Street, Denver
When: Sept. 3 – Oct. 31. Gallery open daily, Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed Sundays.
Special events: Evening receptions during the Golden Triangle Museum District’s First Friday Art Walks, Sept. 3 and Oct. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Informal gallery talk on Photography Today, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m., Sink will use his own photographic timeline and provide insight into the techniques and stories displayed in the exhibition.

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