Randolph is an accomplished photographer in the region who has exhibited his work professionally since the 1980s. His photos study nature, beauty, form, and the creation process itself. His work ranges from real to the surreal.
“Going Through Change” will feature 16 of Randolph’s images, as he explores his own trip through the medium’s evolution.
"I am transitioning with the changes in photographic technology; from film to digital, from the traditional darkroom of silver gelatin prints to the computer’s scanning, software and printing on fine art papers,” Randolph said.
“In college I was inspired by legendary Group f/64. I began shooting large format and combining images in the darkroom. These works developed like paintings, using light to expose several negatives to create one final image. Today, this process is created electronically … ."
The exhibition opens May 7, with a reception and meet-and-greet with the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a gallery talk with Randolph on May 21 from noon to 2 p.m., and the show concludes June 4.
The galleries will be closed May 13 and 14. All events are open to the public and free of charge.
The Grand galleries are open to the public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. The galleries are also open one hour before all performances and the Grand Theatre stages.
At a glance
WHAT: “Going Through Change-The Evolution of Photographer Michael Randolph” exhibition.
WHEN: May 7 through June 4
Opening reception: May 7, 6 to 8 p.m.
Gallery talk with Michael Randolph: May 21, noon to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave.
INFO: 831-6278 or www.atthegrand.org