[alt-photo] Re: Keith Gerling show at the Hinsdale Center for the Arts

Keith Gerling keith.gerling at gmail.com
Mon Oct 18 22:07:18 GMT 2010

Hi Earl,

Thanks so much for your kind comments!  I enjoyed meeting you and regret we
could not spend more time together.  I can't wait to see the photos you


On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 11:38 AM, Earl and Patty Johnson
<earlj at comcast.net>wrote:

> I just got back from my speed run to Chicago. Keith's show is a major
> achievement. There are 70 gum prints on the wall, the smallest of which is
> 16x20. Every print portrays one or more members of the Salt Creek Ballet
> company, of which Keith's children are both members. Keith prints directly
> onto plywood panels in a very free and painterly manner. The images are
> hanging unframed, which enhances the look of paintings. As a matter of fact,
> most of the people attending the show referred to the images as paintings.
> Many of the subjects of the portraits attended the opening, and I was
> privileged to photograph many of them standing beside Keith's representation
> of them in gum. It was an amazing gathering of beautiful young women and
> beautiful portraits done by a master gum printer.
> Thank you, Keith, for your hospitality. Chicago is not so far away that we
> can't get together again some time soon.
> Earl Johnson
> back in Minnesota
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