Laurence Bach: A Photographic Journey

Sol Mednick Gallery

Larry Bach - "Still Life"
Laurence Bach: "Still Life, 1980"


Reception: March 24, 4-7 p.m.
Gallery Talk: March 24, 5 p.m.

A Photographic Journey is a small retrospective of photographic works by Laurence Bach, an artist, designer and professor at the University of the Arts. Bach attended the Philadelphia College of Art in the late 60’s, studying with Sol Mednick, Ray Metzker and Tom Porett. He was accepted at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland based on his photographic work, and attended the graduate program in Switzerland, balancing the medium of photography with the vision and craft of a designer. From Basel, Bach was offered a teaching position at the Aegean School of Fine Arts in Paros, Greece. The intense exposure to Greek archeology, culture and history laid the foundation for the work he produced over the next 30 years. He returned to the States to teach at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia College of Art, Cooper Union, SUNY at Purchase and finally at the University of the Arts, where he has taught from 1986 to the present. This exhibition follows a number of portfolios from his early work to today. After an almost 20-year lapse of photographic imagemaking, he has been once again drawn to the outdoor foliage of Puerto Vallarta, Florida and New Jersey. The Vase Series is his first attempt at digital photography and it fits perfectly with his vision as a collector of artifacts and his organizational skills as a designer. Color is also a new aspect of the photographer’s vision, as the earlier work used large format cameras and silver printing.

Terra Hall
211 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

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