11. October 2015 · · Categories: All, Exhibitions


Exhibit Panorama / Grossmont HYDE Gallery / Grossmont Community College

Exhibit Panorama / Grossmont HYDE Gallery / Grossmont Community College 

   A 15 year retrospective of San Diego photographer Craig Carlson, whose exhibit work focuses primarily on black-and-white documentary-style images of small communities throughout the United States, will be on display Oct. 5–Nov. 5, 2015 at the Hyde Art Gallery at Grossmont College. An artist’s reception is set for 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, followed at 7p.m. by a gallery talk by the artist. Carlson has taught photography at San Diego State University’s School of Art, Design, and Art History of over twenty-years. He began exhibiting his photographs in 1970 and his work is included in numerous corporate and private collections. One of Carlson’s images from his “Sunset Boulevard” project, was recently published in the photo book, “Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles.”

  Hyde Art Gallery, located in Building 25, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, with the exception of legal holidays. Admission is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on reception days. On all other days, visitor parking permits are available from the vending machine in Parking Lot 1, section F.
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18. January 2014 · · Categories: All, Exhibitions

Sunset Boulevard
Personal Narratives 12.28.2013 – 04.28.2014 SDSU Downtown Gallery @ Broadway/Kettner

  •   My Sunset Boulevard Triptych will be on display until April 28, 2014 at the SDSU Downtown Gallery. Sunset Boulevard consist of three panels each holding a grid of 30 images and was shot in 2012 on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.
  •   Sunset Boulevard is a four-lane ribbon of asphalt which connects diverse cultures and neighborhoods together. Sunset starts in the Barrio as East Cesar Chavez Avenue (Old Sunset), then northward to the bourgeoisie enclaves of coffee shops and boutiques. And after a dogleg bend in its path, boutiques are replaced with skyscrapers casting shadows on the street-life below; until the ribbon of Broken Dreams finishes with the glamor of ”The Strip.“ 

    Craig Carlson, Sunset Boulevard


    Installation, SDSU Downtown Gallery

  •   Accompanying the Sunset Boulevard piece at SDSU Downtown Gallery is a 24 page folio which carries my blogs and selected images from my website while shooting in 2012. The folio has additional photography which I shot in 2013 while preparing the publication and was printed by Emagine Digital, http://emaginedigital.com. I want to thank Katie Stapko for help with design and typography and March Aguilera, of Emagine Digital for guiding the Sunset Boulevard folio through prepress and printing on the Indigo press (Emagine is an amazing and dynamic printing business placing graphics and images on any substrate imaginable).
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    “Echoes Under Sunset,” Near Reservoir & Glendale Boulevard

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