Jan 4, 2017

David Steinhardt's "Elevations"


 We are pleased to present David Steinhardt's "Elevations"at the BigCrow Studio Gallery during the month of February, 2017. The show opens on Thursday, February 2nd  (Ground Hog Day) and the opening reception will be Saturday, February 4th, 6pm - 9pm.

Since moving to Reno from Coastal California, David's plein air painting practice has been reinvigorated by his use of palette knives (in place of brushes, for applying the paint.)

He has been outside daily - in rain and snow - exploring the mountains near Reno and the Truckee Riverwatershed.


Follow his Instagram feed for his daily updates: 


When he's not outdoors, David is painting at the Potentialist Workshop, in Reno, where he has a front-window space:


David made his living as a muralist for many years and still returns to San Francisco on a regular basis, to do mural commissions. Some of his older mural work is here:


Dec 7, 2016

The BigCrow Studio Gallery in Reno is ready for shows!

We just hung our first real show, at the new space in Reno. It's an Exhibition of Recent Work: Photographs by David W. Sumner

Opening reception is this Saturday, December 10th, 6-9pm

BigCrow Studio Gallery
320 Caliente St. Reno, NV
We're located in the alley between Caliente and Arroyo - enter from Plumas.

This 2016 exhibition is the first showing of David’s photography in Reno and features works from 2014 to present, mostly from Reno and San Francisco. This exhibition also marks the first public viewing of the “Uncorrected Vision Project.”

Please join us for a warm evening of lively conversation, friendship and refreshments.

David began his professional career as an archaeologist and teacher. Introduced to photography while working at the San Bernardino County Museum, he became fascinated with the power of the image.

"The first time I looked through a view finder and focused a lens I was awe struck. A friend was showing me how to use a 35mm camera so I could take the pictures necessary to illustrate an article I was writing. My first day with the camera I turned the focusing ring on a 50mm lens and a gray, shapeless form came into sharp focus. There it was, everything I had been writing about for months: all the research, all the theorizing, instantly crystal clear. I realized that all the words in the world couldn't do that. I never finished the article and I’ve never stopped taking pictures."

David left academics in 1985 and moved to the Bay Area in 1988 taking a job as a photo researcher with a small stock photo agency. Since then, in addition to freelancing, he has worked as a print framer, darkroom assistant, retoucher and photo editor. He currently lives in Reno, Nevada with his wife, Anna L Conti.

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Location:MidTown, Reno, NV

Aug 15, 2016

Anna's in the studio for the next few weeks.

Anna is working on several large commissions that will keep her busy until (probably) the end of September. This one is a vintage barn wood panel with a black & white painting of a jet locomotive - it's part of the transportation series at Micano Home, 1350 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV ~ 10am-6pm, Sat-Thur (closed Friday)

Some of Anna's "Unreliable Memories" series are still at Loorr Home, 3368 Lakeside Ct, Reno, NV ~ 11am-6pm, Tue-Sat (closed Sun & Mon)