LOT 2077, 2078
Artist Chip Hooper 
Title Davenport Rock
Year 2002
Edition 5/25
Size 60 x 50
Medium gelatin silver print
Price $4,990


Chip Hooper

Born 1962 in Miami, Florida


Chip Hooper’s eight large-scale photographs of the ocean were assembled here under the title “Surf”. These rather kinetic images revealed water caught in motion while also suggesting how quickly our visual metaphors for water can change with painterly shadow plays and expressive gestural effects. Hooper has long drawn inspiration from the sea; his series of photographs capturing the coasts of California and New Zealand take strong visual cues from the landscape photography of Ansel Adams. But in this show, Hooper’s documentary impulse went deeper, as seen in extreme close-ups taken over the last ten years that focus on the nature of water in ways that can only be expressed by the camera.



2004 · Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY
2000 ·Chip Hooper: Light, Land and Sea, Highlands Inn, Fireside Gallery, Carmel, CA
1999 · California Dreamin', Edward Carter Gallery, New York, NY
· A Radiant Light, Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA
· Chip Hooper: Photographs, Ansel Adams Gallery, Pebble Beach, CA
· Chip Hooper, Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 · Chip Hooper, Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite, CA


· Rocks and Stones, travelling exhibitions; Eugenio de Almeida Foundation, Evora, Portugal; Photography Archive of the City of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
· Shaping A Collection, Photographs from the Permanent Collection, Portland Art Museum
· The Great American West, Brigham City Museum, Brigham City, UT
· Summer, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
· Night Light, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
· Selected Artists, Weston Gallery, Carmel, CA
· Digital Printmaking at Singer Editions, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
· American Beauty, Mumm, Napa, CA
· New Definitions in Photography, Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, OR
· From the Permanent Collection, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
· Surf Up, Edward Carter Gallery, Gualala, CA
· Summertime, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
· California Photographers, Tokyo Photographic Cultural Center, Tokyo, Japan
· The Language of Light, Mumm Vineyards, Napa Valley, CA
· Gallery Artists: New Work, Photographic Image Gallery, Portland, OR
· Gallery Artists, Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA
· Gallery Artists, Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA
· Center Awards, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
· Works on Paper: Iris Prints, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, MA
· Center Awards, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
1993· 1993 Juried Exhibitions, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA


· Chip Hooper: California's Pacific, 2004 (catalogue)
· Chip Hooper: Photographs, 1997 (catalog)
· Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, 1997 (exhibition preview) 
· Monterey Herald, Monterey, CA, 1998 (exhibition review)
· Newsletter for the Photographic Artist, 1998 (feature story)
· Lenswork Quarterly, 1999 (feature/cover story)
· ARTnews, 1999 (reproduced photograph, "Crashing Waves & Splash")
· The New York Times, New York, NY, 1999 (exhibition review)
· Vecherniy, New York, NY, 1999 (exhibitions review)
· Black & White, 2000 (feature story)
· Outdoor Photographer Magazine, 2000 (feature story)
· Coast Weekly, Monterey, CA, 2000 (exhibition review)
· The New York Times, New York, NY, April 28, 2001 (group exhibition review)
· Photo Review, Winter/Spring 2001 (exhibition review)
· The Oregonian, July 17, 2002 (exhibition review)


· Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
· Tokyo Photographic Cutural Center, Tokyo, Japan
· Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR


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Davenport Rock, Chip Hooper


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