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Rocky Schenck

The Recurring Dream

October 20 – December 3, 2016

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Endless, 2004 Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper

Endless, 2004
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper

Signed, titled, numbered on label verso


Available Sizes:
40 x 60 inches, Edition of 10

26 3/4 x 40 inches, Edition of 8
24 x 16 ½ inches, Edition of 10

Mischief, 2004 Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper

Mischief, 2004
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

Available Sizes:

24 x 16 ½ inches, Edition of 10

26 3/4 x 40 inches, Edition of 8

40 x 60 inches, Edition of 10

Balloons & Cigarettes, 2002

Balloons & Cigarettes, 2002
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

Available Sizes:

26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8
40 x 60 inches, Edition of 10
24 x 16 ½ inches, Edition of 10

Gazing Ball, 2004

Gazing Ball, 2004
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

Also Available:

24 x 16 ½ inches, Edition of 10

26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8
40 x 60 inches, Edition of 10

Silent Auction, 2005

Silent Auction, 2005
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

Available Sizes:

24 x 16 ½ inches, Edition of 10:

26 3/4 x 40 inches, Edition of 8
40 x 60 inches, Edition of 10
 

Curtain Call, 2001

Curtain Call, 2001
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

Available Sizes:

26 3/4 x 40 inches, Ed. of 8
40 x 60 inches, Edition of 10
24 x 16 ½ inches, Edition of 10

Black Garden, 2015

Black Garden, 2015
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

40 x 60 inches, Edition of 6

Devils Postpile, 2014

Devils Postpile, 2014
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

49 3/4 x 49 inches, Edition of 6

Dumped, 2010 Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper

Dumped, 2010
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

40 x 60 inches, Edition of 6

OH, 2011 Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper

OH, 2011
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

44 1/4 x 52 inches, Ed. of 6

Getting Even, 2011

Getting Even, 2011
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 6

Over the River, 2011

Over the River, 2011
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

44 13/16 x 52 inches, Edition of 6

Island, 2015 Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper

Island, 2015
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

49 1/2 x 49 inches, Edition of 6

Carousel Bartender, 2010

Carousel Bartender, 2010
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 6

Carousel, 2016 Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper

Carousel, 2016
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 6

Showgirls, 2015 Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper

Showgirls, 2015
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 6

Lounge Singer, 2011

Lounge Singer, 2011
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 6

Birthday Mr. President Dress, 1999

Birthday Mr. President Dress, 1999
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper,
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

Available Sizes:

24 X 16 ½ inches, Edition of 10

40 x 26 3/4 inches Ed. of 8
60 x 40 inches, Edition of 10

Chandelier, 1995 Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper

Chandelier, 1995
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso

Available Sizes:

24 X 16 ½ inches, Edition of 10

40 x 26 3/4 inches, Edition of 8
60 x 40 inches, Edition of 10
 

The End, 2007

The End, 2007
Hand Tinted Pigment Print on Archival Paper
Signed, titled, numbered on label verso


Available Sizes:
16 ½ x 24 inches, Ed. of 10

26 ¾ x 40 inches, Ed. of 10

40 x 60 inches, Ed. of 6

Press Release

ROCKY SCHENCK
THE RECURRING DREAM

October 20th – December 3rd, 2016                                      
Reception for the Artist: Thursday, October 20th
New Publication Available

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present The Recurring Dream, an exhibition of work by contemporary photographer Rocky Schenck. The exhibition coincides with the release of Schenck’s latest publication, The Recurring Dream (University of Texas Press, 2016). Featured in the book and exhibition is Schenck’s much anticipated color work. Known for his dreamlike and darkly psychological images, the addition of saturated color adds a brilliant and enthralling element to Schenck’s images. Working from black and white prints, the artist individually hand tints each large photograph with color oil paint. Reminiscent of early 20th century photographs, the hand tinted pieces take on a new complexity and play with the viewers’ sense of nostalgia, reality, and the surreal.

The scenes depicted in Schenck’s photographs include landscapes and pictorial narratives that explore elements of beauty, humor, isolation, and death—often at the same time. Film director William Friedkin notes in the publication’s Introduction, “Turn each page, and you will enter a new world, a magical journey filled with what seems like childhood’s buried memories surrounded by nature’s living ghosts.” Whether Schenck’s landscapes are real or imagined becomes part of the mystery surrounding the artist’s work.

Schenck’s many artistic influences include Gregg Toland’s hyper-realistic cinematography in Citizen Kane, as well as, Karl Freund’s expressionistic visual language in such films as Metropolis and Dracula. In his afterword to The Recurring Dream, Rocky Schenck considers the role of the subconscious and cinema in his work, “My dreams play a very important part in my life and in the creation of my work. I can usually remember my dreams—or fragments from them—and I look forward to going to sleep each night so I can begin the most unpredictable part of my day. Occasionally I translate my dreams into photographs with the help of old friends or total strangers who wander into my life. Dreams are like movies to me, and films have always been one of my great obsessions. When I create my photographs, it’s almost like I am shooting a ‘still’ from one of my cinematic dreams.”

Raised in Texas, Rocky Schenck began writing, directing, and photographing short experimental films at a young age. Schenck moved to Los Angeles and began working in film, directing short films and music videos. Schenck’s first publication, Rocky Schenck: Photographs (University of Texas Press, 2003) received much critical acclaim. Rocky Schenck’s work has been exhibited and collected internationally. Schenck lives and works in Hollywood, California.