Opening Reception: Saturday, August 7, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
Wall and wearable art
by Jeanne and Steve Gadol
Exhibit remains through September 1
Synergy occurs when the working together of two or more things produces an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects. This show is about synergy on multiple levels in Jeanne and Steve Gadol's new works.
The pieces in the show make use of photographic imagery with papers, metals, backings, coatings, fabrics and acrylic paints.
The result is a synergistic effect of techniques and mediums resulting in unique and creative works in which the photographic element can range from being easily visible to quite obscured.
This show also illustrates synergy between two artists. Although their styles and techniques are quite different, Jeanne and Steve learn from and are inspired by each other such that their work evolves and changes from each other's visions and feedback.
Jeanne is combining her photographs with her acrylic paintings in a variety of ways on both paper (wall art) and silk (wearable art).
Steve has developed processes for using metallic plates and foils behind the photograph to add depth and life to the image. He has transformed photos captured with his color infrared camera into dramatic and colorful surrealistic prints.
About Jeanne Gadol
Jeanne's art is familiar to many people on the coast. Although best known as a nature photographer, she is an accomplished digital artist as well and is constantly exploring new directions for her art, including printing on tiles and publishing her book Lessons From the Birds. Her digital art was featured in an international magazine and she has studied with and assisted National Geographic Photographer Ralph Lee Hopkins and world renowned color landscape photographer and environmental activist Robert Glenn Ketchum. She's received awards in both photography and digital art and has had numerous individual and group shows in this area and on the peninsula.
About a year and a half ago she began painting with acrylics and finding ways to combine her paintings with her beloved photographs. This is her first foray into the world of wearable art. Her art can be seen at the Dolphin Gallery and her book can be purchased at the Lodge or Four Eyed Frog. You can learn more about her at
About Steve Gadol
After thirty years of working in the computer industry as a programmer, systems architect and technologist, Steve Gadol retired in 2001. In the years since, photography has become one of his major interests. He has always loved animals and the outdoors so it was not surprising the natural world quickly became his primary subject. With his wife Jeanne he has traveled to several of earth's wild places to photograph the landscapes and the animals that inhabit them. A little over two years ago Mr. Gadol has became interested in new photographic printing processes, such as gold backed monochrome images and printing on metals like copper. More recently he has extended these processes to include color images. This past year Mr. Gadol has also been creating artistic prints from images taken with a color infrared camera. His work is in the Dolphin Gallery and Allegro Gallery in Woodside, CA and he was awarded first place for monochrome photography at Art in the Redwoods.
The Dolphin Gallery is located at
39225 Highway One in downtown Gualala, CA
(behind the post office on the south side).
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-3896 for more information.