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Mark Chamberlain Cibachrome Prints on View and Available for Purchase at

BC Space Gallery, 235 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach

August 30 to October 15, 2018

 

Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 3:00pm to 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, and by appointment.

 

(Laguna Beach, CA) BC Space is pleased to present an exhibition and sale of “Mark Chamberlain Cibachrome Prints,” created and printed during the 1970s and 80s. The exhibition and sale will also include works of art from Mark’s private collection.

 

Following Mark’s April 2018 passing, these historic photographic artworks represent a rare collecting opportunity, explains Miriam Smith, art consultant and founder of Art Resource Group, Irvine, CA.

 

The exhibition and sale will include Chamberlain’s well-known Future Fossils series from the 1970s and 80s in which he examines the California landscape of that period. He explained for a 2010 exhibition, “Steel and glass structures with the energetic colors in the glossy billboards that advertised the new age, dominated the western landscape. They seemed almost super realistic to me.”

 

Chamberlain’s lesser-known sensual Dream Sequences series from the 1980s, also created with the Cibachrome process, is an impassioned series exploring human sexuality and eroticism. His important and documentary images from the Laguna Canyon Project a photographic documentation of the Canyon Road, the main access route to Laguna Beach and the Pacific Ocean from inland Orange County, including images from The Tell photographic mural, will also be included.

 

The Cibachrome process (today known as Ilfochrome) is a 30-plus-year-old method of creating color prints that do not fade, discolor, or deteriorate. Characteristics include image clarity, color purity, and especially, archival permanence.

 

Printed images from Chamberlain’s most recent project, The Legacy Project, also for sale, document the transition of the MCAS El Toro (an abandoned military base in the heart of the OC) to the Orange County Great Park, from 2002 to 2010.

 

Mark Chamberlain co-founded BC Space Gallery in 1973 with Jerry Burchfield, and operated the space solely since 1987.

 

In October 2014, Chamberlain received a Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award as “Artistic Visionary” from Arts Orange County. In 2015, an exhibition on the Laguna Canyon Project, "The Canyon Project: Artivism," opened at Laguna Art Museum, and ran for two months. Chamberlain’s book, “The Laguna Canyon Project: Refining Artivism,” was published in 2018 by the Laguna Wilderness Press.

 

http://lagunawildernesspress.com/product/the-laguna-canyon-project

 

Chamberlain’s work is in public and private collections, including the Laguna Art Museum, UC Irvine Archives and the Orange County Museum of Art.

 

Media contact:

 

Liz Goldner (949) 378-6485
lizgoldner@cox.net

 

Rick Conkey (949) 573-8624
rickconkey@gmail.com


Contact information:

Rick Conkey (949) 573-8624, rickconkey@gmail.com

Liz Goldner (949) 378-6485, lizgoldner@cox.net

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