David Wolf Photographs

Radical Color


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Humble Arts Foundation curator Jon Feinstein has selected David’s image Untitled (Stacked TV’s) for Radical Color, exhibited at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR, February 6 to March 30, 2015, and online as HAF’s group show 44.



















Untitled (Stacked TV’s) is from the first phase of David’s ongoing project The After Life of Things, which explores the materiality of things and our relationship to them, while celebrating the wonder of the traditional darkroom in an age of its demise.

Radical Color features photographers whose use of subjective color contributes to the current conversation about the nature and materials of photography, as traditional and digital media confront, inform and inspire one another.


Read Jon Feinstein’s introduction to the show, and the Huffington Post review.

Three Exhibitions at The Center for Fine Art Photography


logoSince its start in 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has become one of the most visible and influential promoters of innovative contemporary  photography nationally. A richly diverse calendar of juried, themed exhibitions is curated annually by leading museum professionals, gallerists and photographic artists, and presented at the Center’s galleries in Fort Collins, CO.

In the past year, David’s work has been chosen for three exhibitions at the Center.

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Landscapes, curated by Chantel Paul, formerly Assistant Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, features Faded English Lavender Bouquet from the series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden.

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In Still Life, juror Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, has selected Angel Trumpet and Morning Glory from the same series.









An Open themed exhibit includes David’s assemblage Tule, No.1, printed on unexposed, expired paper from the project The After Life of Things, chosen by Shane Lavalette, Director of Light Work, Syracuse, NY.

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Aperture Foundation exhibits Blue Christmas in first “Summer Open”



Aperture’s Executive Director, Chris Boot, has selected David’s piece Blue Christmas, No. 1 to be included in Summer Open, the first exhibition of its kind organized by Aperture Foundation.

Designed to reflect “the state of photography now,” an open call for work resulted in 860 submissions from which 97 artists were chosen, representing the theme of “photography itself.”

Aperture’s “Summer Open” is on view from July 17 to August 14, 2014.




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Blue Christmas, No.1 is part of David’s ongoing project, The After Life of Things, which explores the unique qualities of expired photo papers to investigate the materiality of things and the nature of photographic materials.

While an artist-in-residence at RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, David began the first phase of this project by drawing a parallel between discarded objects and discontinued photo papers as found objects. Blue Christmas, No. 1 is made from fifteen unique 5 x 7 prints, printed in the traditional color darkroom on paper dating from the 1980’s to ‘90’s.

Harper’s Magazine publishes Clover Tangle in June 2014 issue


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Clover Tangle, from the series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden

Clover Tangle, from David’s series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden, has been published in
the “Readings” section of the June 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine, on page 21.

Harper's Magazine, June 2014

Fraction Magazine publishes Oranges and Stones in
Sixth Anniversary Issue


Now in its sixth year, Fraction Magazine has published Oranges and Stones from David’s series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden. At the forefront of contemporary photography, Fraction is an online gallery and review devoted to showcasing a diverse range of notable photographic art.

The Sixth Anniversary Issue features a single image each by fifty photographers selected from an open call for work,
curated by editor and publisher, David Bram.


Fraction Magazine Sixth Anniversary Issue 2014


Gallery Kayafas | “Out of the Frame” features Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden


A selection from the series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden is currently featured on Out of the Frame, an online gallery curated by Gallery Kayafas, Boston.

At the heart of Boston’s contemporary art community for more than ten years, Gallery Kayafas exhibits fresh and engaging work by both emerging and established artists. David’s “Out of the Frame” selection will be on view from March to June, 2014.


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“2014 Juried Exhibition” at the Center for Photographic Art


Faded English Lavender Bouquet

David’s image Faded English Lavender Bouquet from the series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden has been selected by juror Diana L. Daniels, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA to be included in the Center for Photographic Art’s annual juried exhibition.

Located in Carmel on California’s Central Coast, the Center has evolved from its storied predecessor, The Friends of Photography, to become an organization that focuses on contemporary photographic practice in light of the West Coast traditions of mastery of craft and visual delight in the natural world.

The 2014 Juried Exhibition is on view from January 11 to March 1, 2014.

Oceanside Museum of Art exhibits Clover Tangle


Contemporary Landscape Photography: An International Perspective

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The Oceanside Museum of Art is exhibiting Clover Tangle from David’s series Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden as part of its current exhibition, Contemporary Landscape Photography: An International Perspective.


Curated by Stephen Churchill, Producer of The Art of Photography Show, the exhibition features forty-four diverse works that explore the contemporary global landscape and our relationship to it.




Oceanside Museum of Art


The Oceanside Museum of Art is situated just north of San Diego, CA.  Since opening to the public in 1997, OMA has been devoted to bringing Modern and Contemporary art to the region, featuring exhibitions and programming of regional, national and international artists.



International awards for Nurturing Time,

Life in a Backyard Garden 

Roses and Redwood
acquired by the Bibliotheque Nationale de France


Roses and Redwood


International Photography AwardsNurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden has been awarded First Place in the 2013 International Photography Awards in the Fine Art: Still Life category by an esteemed jury of curators, gallerists, and photo editors.  A selection from the series will be published in the IPA Annual next year.

Grand Prix de la DecouverteRoses and Redwood has been acquired by the Bibliotheque National de France (BnF) as the third place award recipient for Still Life in the 2013 Grand Prix de la Decouverte.  Based in Paris, the International Fine Art Photography Awards are sponsored by The de Groot Foundation, and are chosen by an international panel of jurors annually.

Corden|Potts Gallery to show Nurturing Time,
Life in a Backyard Garden


Corden|Potts show announcement for "Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden"

Step into the Garden ~


Corden|Potts Gallery in San Francisco will host the first, full-scale exhibition of the series, Nurturing Time, Life in a Backyard Garden, enveloping gallery visitors in a garden environment.  Each of the prints on view has been made in the traditional color darkroom, using a process and materials now increasingly rare.  The depth and vibrancy of these limited edition prints offer us the richness of the garden, and illuminate our emotional connection to it.

The show runs from June 5 to July 20, 2013, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 6 from 5:30 to 7:30pm at Corden|Potts Gallery | 49 Geary Street | Suite 410 | San Francisco, CA  94108