About the Book
This book is a sampling of new approaches to photography covering a span of 35 years. The evolution is not seamless. The five bodies of work presented here were produced after much thought and inquiry. It is artistic nature to struggle with oneself and then come to some sort of subjective conclusion in resolving the work. A recent paradigm shift has occurred in photography, not unlike the one in both photography and painting more than a century ago, but all indicators point to a bright future for photography. Digital photography is now taking on the burden once carried by conventional photography and artistic exploration will continue with many outdated processes in the years to come.
Nolan Preece was born in Vernal, Utah in 1947. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree in photography and printmaking at Utah State University in 1980. His work has been included in numerous juried, invitational and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. Preece’s art is in thirty-two permanent collections including the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno; the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah; the Nicolaysen Museum of Art, Casper, Wyoming; Western Illinois University; the Print Club of Albany, New York and most recently, the Southern Graphics Council Archives in Mississippi. Preece has been published in books and periodicals. He recently retired from full-time galleries curator and art professor at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno. Also see: www.nolanpreece.net