711 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
open daily | 10-5
Exposed focuses on the photographic passions of three local photographers, Nels Akerlund, Brian Hampton and Bradley Nordlof, whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and style of photography today.
Akerlund has photographed world leaders, rock legends, politicians, and icons of this generation for over two
decades. His new body of
work draws in the viewer with portraits of local residents in their day-to-day environment. He has the ability to capture a moment of everyday life and transform it into raw wonderment.
Hampton’s passion for conservation and love for capturing wildlife in their natural environment provide
a glimpse into a world most people never see. Through his photography, he hopes to encourage others to protect the dwindling populations of many species around the world and preserve them for future generations. Combining video with his images, Hampton encapsulates the entire process of his riveting work.
An artist known for awe-inspiring subject matter, Nordlof often explores remote areas of the country in search of nature that truly stirs emotions. Pushing the boundaries with texture, vivid color and composition, he produces magnificent,
large-scale landscapes of the natural world.
Together, these artists use photography to express their
passions and expose their respective talent within a medium that is continually changing.
Exposed: Akerlund, Hampton, Nordlof opens April 26 with a preview for members and remains on view in Funderburg and Kuller galleries through Aug. 11. Organized by Rockford Art Museum and curated by Carrie Breitbach, this exhibition and its related educational programming are sponsored by Alpine Bank and partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
EXPOSED: AKERLUND, HAMPTON, NORDLOF
APR 26-AUG 11, 2013
FRI, APR 26| MEMBERS PREVIEW
5 pm | Gallery Walk
with the artists
6–7:30 pm | Reception
SAT, APR 27 | PUBLIC OPENING
10 am–5 pm | FREE Admission