Icebox Gallery presents a collection of black and white
images by Colorado photographer, Tom Quinn Kumpf.
Much like a dance charged with pulse and passion, these are images
Kumpf took while following his dream to be a full-time photographer,
images created during periods of his life when he had to work other
kinds of jobs in order to keep the dream going. Working as
he had to, and traveling when he could, this body of work spans
nearly thirty years and brings Kumpf to the Icebox Gallery for the
See the exhibit online
This body of work reflects a vision that is unique in its playfulness
and diversity. His image, Cuba Si, captures magic and
motion, while Near Whiteout stops the viewer with a
sense of space and silence. Likewise, the mood and mystery of an
Irish stone circle is contrasted and complimented by images of birds
that more resemble Japanese Sumi paintings than photographs. Treating
film, chemical processes, and paper in a number of creative ways,
Kumpf offers a collection that is both remarkable and enlightening.
Quinn Kumpf is the author of the award-winning book Children
of Belfast, and a series of postcard books called Irish Images.
His latest work, Ireland: Standing Stones to Stormont was
published in 2004 and has already won several awards for written
and photographic excellence.
His images have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and numerous
other publications. He has exhibited his photographs in Holland,
Belgium, Germany, Russia, Ireland, New York City, Seattle, Spokane,
Miami, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Columbus, Boulder, Denver, and
Aspen Colorado. Books and images will be available for sale
during the run of the exhibit. Kumpf lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Artist Talk: An evening with Tom Quinn Kumpf.
Friday, January 21st, from 7 9:30 PM
Hear the stories and preview this special exhibit while enjoying
refreshments and hors doeuvres.
Limited reservations. $25 per-person, couples $40.
your advance reservation by phone or in person at Icebox. Visa and
Opening: Saturday January 22nd, 8 Midnight Free
and open to the public.
Closes: March 5, 2005