Memory Pods exhibition being rescheduled due to COVID-19

Angst copyright 2014 Douglas Stockdale

I had the good fortune to announce in October that my Memory Pods series is going to be featured in a solo exhibition at the Photographer’s Eye gallery in Escondido next January. Now the next wave of COVID-19 is impacting just about all of California and we are now back into a shelter-in-place mode until after the first of the year. Most believe the worst is not over yet in this recent wave of infections with the spread of this virus due to a lack of discretion by many during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Thus I am finding myself impacted like so many other artists with exhibitions at which no one can attend. sigh.

Fortunately after some exhibition evaluations by Donna Cosentino, the gallery Director, she found a way to adjust her exhibition schedule to allow us to delay our exhibition by at least a month, with an opening probably in late February. So I think that’s the really good news, even though there is a chance of the shelter-in-place for California extending into February. So more updates to come as she finalizes the schedule.

It seemed appropriate that one of my darkest images in my exhibition, Angst, should accompany this announcement.

As a reminder, I am exhibiting thirteen images from my Memory Pods series in conjunction with Louise Russell’s botanical photographic studies from her families San Diego ranch in the other gallery. My exhibit will include artwork that spans the entire six years that I have continued to develop the Memory Pods series. The artwork is 24 x 30″, in an edition of five, printed on Hahnemuhle Rag Metallic, which looks stunning. Really, it does.

The first of the Angst photographs is now framed, as are the others for this exhibition, and are available; so please contact Donna Cosentino at the Photographer’s Eye gallery if you would like more information. Your purchase for the holidays could help two small businesses during this pandemic. Just saying…

Cheers & be stay safe; wear a mask, social distance and become vaccinated as soon as you can.



Featured photograph, above: Angst (Memory Pods series) copyright 2020 Douglas Stockdale


Exhibition, Portfolio Reviews & Workshops

January 21 – 24th, 2021; Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP), EXPOSURE WEEKEND, a series of virtual portfolio reviews, and I will be on the team of available portfolio reviewers available that weekend. Sign-ups start December 1st. More information here.

Update: February 20th – March 20th 2021; Photographs’s Eye gallery, Escondido, CA, a solo exhibition of my Memory Pods series (lens-based photography). Exhibition reception February 20th, 3-7pm.

March 2021; Developing Your Creative Photo Book, a workshop that I am leading again in collaboration with Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP). (update) March 13 – 14th, and 20-21st from 9am – noon PST. Four days, two consecutive weekends, a virtual workshop on Zoom, with time between sessions to develop your book dummy. Sign-up here.


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