Virtual ArtWalk Show

The Mill Valley Arts Commission announces the

Featured Virtual ArtWalk Exhibit for March 2021:
Artist Louise Kleinsorge Williams

I have been photographing people and places around the San Francisco Bay Area for much of my life. Originally inspired by the formal nineteenth century portraits in my grandmother’s albums that I pored over as a child, I became a portrait photographer early in my career. I primarily worked with black and white film, custom printing and selenium toning my images in my own darkroom. However, with the advent of digital photography and my mastery of Photoshop, my vision expanded to include a variety of subjects and enhancements and my images evolved into photomontages.

My work contains photographs from an extensive personal archive, collected over the years, as well as scanned images. I construct the narratives as I go, usually starting with either a setting or a character. I rarely know where I’ll end up when I begin. I am drawn to surrealism and enjoy innuendo and ambiguity. The expansion of possibility and reality completely delight me.

This selection of images spans several years and speaks to a variety of themes. In 2020, during COVID 19, I found myself reflecting on my life, particularly my childhood. The resulting images are peopled with toys I had as a child. Other images place wild animals in domestic or incongruous settings. Some evoke whimsy or surprise. Some suggest a sense of longing. They all intend to engage viewers and invite a second, more thoughtful look.

My work has been exhibited in the San Francisco Bay Area at numerous galleries, including The Artworks Downtown, The Marin Art Fair, Falkirk Gallery, and the Bartolini Gallery at the Marin Center and in Barcelona at the Gallery Valid Foto. Online galleries include Manhattan Artists International, Exhibitions Without Walls, Light Space and Time, and The Center for Photographic Arts. My images have won several awards including Best in Show, First Place, Special Recognition, Best in Competition, Award of Excellence, and the Jack Fulton Award. Online interviews include ACS Magazine, Arts Business Institute, and Manhattan Arts International.

My published work includes two books: SQUATTERS and THE SILVER LINING

Louise Kleinsorge Williams | | | ThePointPress.US

In Isolation  |  16 x 16 A Walk in the Park  |  20 x 17 Odd Fellows  |  16 x 16
Tres Amigos  |  13.5 x 20 Old Man and the Sea  |  20 x 16 Winehaven Window  |  14 x 20
Midnight Stroll  |  16 x 16 Morning Dip  |  16 x 16 A Likely Story  |  16 x 16
A Patch of Light  |  13.5 x 20 The Visitor  |  13.5 x 20 Lost  |  11.5 x 16
Mrs. Rip Van Winkle's Nap  |  17 x 12 The Picnic  |  20 x 16 Resting on the Sea Floor  |  20 x 13.5


All images are printed on Archival Art Paper and are $250.00 each.

Framed images are matted in off-white archival cotton rag board with 2” borders surrounding the image and framed in black metallic Nielson Frames. Add $125.00 for framed images.

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