Dallas, TX – For the first time PDNB Gallery will be featuring photographs by Dallas photographer, Bob Chilton. Ranging from black and white to rich color, these photographs reflect imagery of maritime subjects. Open through May1, 2010.
Chilton became a photographer many years ago, sharpening his skills in Dallas in labs with local photographers. His passion led to multi-projector slideshows of underwater imagery set to music.
The arrival of the digital age took him to a new playing field. He has since set his sites on landscape and coastlines that are dazzling with vibrant colors.
Life on the water is one of Chilton’s many loves. He was very active in competitive sailing, having won a North American championship and placed second in a world championship.
One can be easily seduced by his image of a beautiful, lonely dingy waiting for its captain. A big red boathouse is vividly captured as merely a reflection in the water. The blood red color is striking, the entire composition seems like a painting in disguise.
Most of the black and white photographs contain tranquil images that give reference to the seaside as well. And other subjects include smokestacks in small cities of industry, pulsating with steam.
This exhibition is timely in that it coincides with the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition, Coastlines: Images of Land and Sea. The museum show begins April 25 – August 22, 2010.
For the duration of Bob Chilton’s exhibition, all proceeds to the artist from the sale of photographs will be donated to the Dallas Museum of Art in support of DMA programs in photography.