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Lee Dunkel

Traveling Exhibition Information


Twenty-One (21) prints with a framed size of 24 x 24 inches and Six (6) prints with a framed size of 12 x 12 inches. Images are contemporary silver gelatin prints produced by the artist and are matted, framed and ready to hang. Text Panels are mounted to gatorboard. Images and sizes as per checklist (available upon request).

Required Space
One Hundred (100) linear feet.

Loan Fee
A low loan fee applies to this exhibition and is based on the loan period requested. The participating institution will be required to pay insurance and two-way shipping costs.

Loan Period
6-10 weeks

All tour venues will be contractually required to carry appropriate and adequate wall-to-wall insurance coverage and to provide suitable documentation of such prior to shipment to that venue.

The Exhibition Coordinator of the Southeast Museum of Photography will coordinate and approve all shipping arrangements.

Security, environmental and fire systems required. Facility report must be provided.

The exhibition will be available through 2012.

Juliana Romnes, Exhibition Coordinator. or phone (386) 506-3350.
Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Lee Dunkel
"Something different emerges in "Florida Wetlands"; the view now is both darker and more sanguine, expressed in the highly articulate, technically superb vocabulary Dunkel has made her own. Here, in bold imagery and terms that are more baldly stated than in any of her previous landscapes or nature studies, the threat to natural Florida is crystallized, and made clear." —Laura Stewart

Lee Dunkel

Lee Dunkel explores the landscape in a unique and compelling way. The eloquent and poignant black and white images of these details and forms in nature show the biological cycles of growth, decay and renewal in nature to form some of the most important and compelling photographs ever made of the Florida landscape. No other photographer has concentrated their gaze and their camera so consistently and successfully to create a body of work that draws out the uniquely expressive and poetic possibilities of Florida’s natural world.

About Florida Wetlands

Light pervades the black-and-white images in the newest portfolio by Lee Dunkel, picking out the tiniest twig in the smallest, or “mini” image, and illuminating a rain-drenched forest or murky pond’s mysterious depths in her radiant prints. “Florida Wetlands” offers a broad overview of a specific terrain, with all of its multifaceted implications and associations wide open to individual interpretation. As her eye has become infinitely more discerning, Dunkel has begun to strip away all momentary, peripheral qualities in a process that emphasizes the essential.

These nature studies are undeniably spectacular; the state’s undeveloped sites and natural vistas are magnificent in their own right. Translated into a burnished black-and-white that defies color’s seductive wiles even as they suggest subdued splendor, her landscapes seem to occupy a rarified space: arrested glimpses of a vanishing wilderness. They are all the more vibrant because of their restraint.

Artist's Biography
Lee Dunkel specializes in the Florida landscape. Her most well known series have been Shore Patterns, Spruce Creek, Clay Walls, the St. Johns River Portfolio, and Florida Etudes. Her work is regularly featured in exhibitions throughout Florida and is held in many public and private collections, including the Southeast Museum of Photography and the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach. She has been the recipient of numerous artist awards and honors including the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. Dunkel studied photography at Daytona State College and is an adjunct faculty member in the college’s photography department. She lives in Ormond Beach.

"This landscape struggles to survive; in much the same way a person who is ill struggles to survive. I can see now that I was trying to capture this struggle." —Lee Dunkel

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