livin’ the moontime

Cave Falls on the Falls River. The cave no longer exists, having collapsed during the runoff last spring.

Cave Falls on the Falls River. The cave no longer exists, having collapsed during the spring runoff this year. Click to enlarge.

Readers of this site should be familiar with the work of David Stubbs, whose photographs of Barack Obama, Michael Franti and oil and gas development in Sublette County are some of the most brilliant to appear on these pages.

When not off on mountain and river adventures or posing for newspaper covers, Stubbs shoots magazine assignments, weddings and fine-art landscapes.

Tonight, coinciding with the arrival of the full moon, he will show his moonlit photographs of greater Yellowstone at LMC gallery’s First Friday. Festivities run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 130 S. Jackson St.

A former Jackson Hole Guide shooter turned freelancer for Aurora and Getty, Stubbs has been skulking around Yellowstone in the middle of the night for years, setting up his tripod for long exposures while dodging grizzly bears, frostbite and park rangers.

For his show, he will project wall-size images in one of the gallery’s side rooms, where the windows will be covered to recreate darkness.

His project is ongoing, as he gathers images for a possible book. He also sells prints, one of which will be on display.

Taylor and Lyndsay

Taylor and Lyndsay

Also featured at First Friday will be contemporary paintings by Micah Richardson and Jeff Lawrence, as well as a showing of the PBS program “Art21.”

Taylor Glenn will set up his portable photo booth for some spontaneous creativity and fun.

Patrons are invited to bring a mat or pillow, as well as their own beverages and cups.

The event is one of two art happenings tonight in SoBo (south of Broadway), as over at the ArtSpace Gallery in Center for the Arts, there will be an opening reception for three exhibits: “Larger than Life,” a collection of sculptures curated by Abbie Miller; new urbanist photography by Zachary Allen; and life drawings by Sharon Thomas.

LMC will show “Art21″ at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday during its weekly SLAM! gathering, or Saturday Local Artist Market, which has moved to the afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) this fall.

Plenty for the shallow hipsters to feed on this weekend!

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2 Comments so far

  1. Ian October 3, 2009 2:32 am

    Way-out.

  2. Bones October 3, 2009 2:09 pm

    Let’s be clear… Stubbs is no poser!

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