David Bechtol: THROUGH THE EYES OF A TRAVELEROpening: Friday, Mar 3, 2023 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Mar 3 – 25, 2023
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1463 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642
David Bechtol: THROUGH THE EYES OF A TRAVELER
Opening Reception Fri. Mar 3, 5-8pm
This expansive imagery was selected over the last several decades from travels to Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, Paris, and several majestic locations in Canada. Included are Inkjet wall print panorama installations, running 4 feet by 12 feet, custom printed by the artist. These are taken hand-held and are stitched involving up to 30 images in a single photo. David remarks: “Each image captured attempts to take the viewer on a journey, to transport them to that place of wonder and grandeur as I experienced it.”
Photography has been a dedication and integral part of his life for over 50 years. He is a self-taught photographer. David has an Engineering Degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
His work history includes 31 years with the Hyatt Corporation as a Senior Computer Scientist/IT. He is a member and Treasurer of the Chicago Society of Artists (CSA), his fine art photographs are included in “The Legacy Continues: The Chicago Society of Artists.” His photo silk screens are in the major portfolios, “Illinois” and “Route 66”. A member of the PSA, Photographic Society of America; Co-producer/Photographer with Shadow Bechtol Studio’s indie films, listed in IMDb, and most notably, “This is Indian Land~Okee-Chee’s Vision”, which premiered at the American Indian Center of Chicago, and is in the collection of the Newberry Library. David’s exhibition record includes shows at August House Studio, ARC Gallery, Lost Artist Colony, and Trickster Gallery. His photography received the Editor’s Choice Award from Art & Beyond Magazine.