Prographica Gallery occupies a small space in Seattle’s Mt. Baker neighborhood but it hosts museum quality work. That’s especially true of the latest exhibition: “The Black & White Photo Show.” Wednesdays through Saturdays, visitors can enjoy classic black and white photography by Marsha Burns, Eduardo Calderon, Dianne Kornberg, Carolyn, Krieg, Glenn Rudolph, and Andrew Yates.
The show features a portfolio of work from the 70s and 80s by Seattle favorite Marsha Burns, photos from her Dreamer series with solitary figures in moody or dreamy settings. These are in stark contrast to her other photos in the show, digital prints that turn her subjects into analytic, dissected portraits.
Eduardo Calderon, another favorite, is represented by his scenes from Spain and Peru, including a ruffled carnival dress airing on a balcony, a caped man at Machu Pichu, and a spider’s web of lacy mantillas covering women’s heads.
Carolyn Krieg adds humor to the exhibition with her photo of five snowy owls arranged in a line in a piece called The Gang’s All Here. Dianne Kornberg’s studies of Iceland are, unfortunately, unframed and thus bulging a bit from the wall where they are pinned, but still present stunning otherworldly perspectives on what is already an almost surreal landscape of lakes ringed by sheer cliffs and a sea of sharp-ridged mountains.
The exhibit continues through February 27.