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Spectrum Photography Exhibit by Tommy Nease, Opens April 6

Spectrum Photography Exhibition by Tommy Nease, Opens April 6

March 31, 2017

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery will host a solo exhibition by Tommy Nease, an emerging photographer based in Roslyn, Washington. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, April 6, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The exhibit, titled Spectrum: Recent Images, 2014—2017, features silver gelatin photographs created by Nease since he moved to Washington state in 2014. He shoots with traditional film and then manipulates the images using a variety of experimental darkroom and digital techniques. In landscape works such as Chaltén, the highlighted ridges of the mountain peaks take on a mysterious quality. Other works explore the subconscious with shadowy subjects that resemble dream imagery.

In 2015 Nease received the first place award at the INTERSTATE exhibition, a national juried exhibition organized by the CWU Department of Art. Michael Rooks, curator of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, selected Nease for the award, which included a solo exhibition in the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery.

Tommy Nease is represented by the Jackson Fine Art gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. He had two solo exhibitions in Atlanta, in 2012 and 2014, at Get This Gallery. Other solo ventures include “PNEUMA” a book published by Fourteen Nineteen (London) and Other/Other (USA) with an opening release exhibition at the Happy Dog Gallery in Chicago. His work has been both exhibited and published throughout the United States and Europe including collaborations with: Dazed and Confused magazine (London), Unpublished magazine (Milan), the FOAM Museum (Amsterdam), RELIC (Brooklyn), and NSPHERE (Romania), among others.

Spectrum: Recent Images, 2014—2017 will remain on display through April 30. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery is located in Randall Hall on Dean Nicholson Boulevard and is open weekdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on weekends, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Please visit our website at:

Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, 509-963-2665,

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