Stanmeyer Gallery

1286 Monterey Road, West Otis, MA


© 2012 Stanmeyer LLC

The Stanmeyer Gallery is pleased to announce our third season of in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. We thank you for your fantastic support and look forward to you visiting the gallery throughout the 2012 season.

Located just over 15 minutes drive from Great Barrington or less than 30 minutes from most places in the central and southern Berkshires, the Stanmeyer gallery is open Thursday through Saturday, 11am till 6pm, Sunday, 1pm till 5pm and by appointment. Please call gallery manager, Anastasia, for question or to schedule a private viewing: 413.429.5504

Fragile Landscapes  ~  2012 Season

Photographs by John Stanmeyer

with Guest Artist

Tree Sculptor, Ken Packie

Trees — Tokyo 2010  •  30”x20” Giclée Archival Photograph

John Stanmeyer

Bobcat — Otis 2012 • 6’x3’x3’ Naturally Fallen White Pine

Ken Packie

Trees and Vistas of Our World

May 12 through September 27, 2012

The 2012 art season in the Southern Berkshires brings to the Stanmeyer Gallery a unique collaboration between National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer with one of America’s leading tree sculptors, Ken Packie. This exhibition will present a collaborative artistic approach that highlights our environment, more specifically, trees of our world. A portion of all sales from both Packie and Stanmeyer will be donated to the The Trustees of Reservations and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council.

Utilizing only naturally fallen trees, Ken Packie creates stunning works — both abstract and realistic — using various types of chainsaws, hand chisels and carving tools to create life-sized works of art. Packie has traveled the world to partake in all the major carving competitions and has received numerous top awards. A resident of the southern Berkshires, Ken collects trees which have fallen because of storms or from forestry pruning, bringing them back to life as works of art that are on display at many public art venues in the Berkshires and in private collections. This is Ken’s first major exhibition in a private gallery.

John Stanmeyer also will be presenting for the first time his seven-year project on trees. Artist and social documentarian, John turns his camera upon the living brilliance of the natural world in an effort to remind us all how in this rapid period of development, we must continue to respect and be in awe of the living trees around us. Stanmeyer’s approach is to show these monuments of nature as if  they were moving, creating in camera a sense of motion without digital manipulation. Stanmeyer, a founding member of the renowned VII Photo agency, also will present photographs from his socially arresting story, Amazon Ablaze. This collection contains aerials of the world’s most important natural resources ablaze by illegal fires in 2008.

John is thrilled to be collaborating with Ken in this unique collection of photographs and carvings in a 4,000-square-foot gallery located in John’s 100-year-old barn in the Southern Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. The show will be open for viewing on May 12th, and a special evening with both artists will occur on Friday, June 9th. The exhibition will run through Memorial Day weekend at the end of September.

Trees — Tokyo 2010  •  30”x20” Giclée Archival Photograph

John Stanmeyer