A selection of works from the Bolinas photographer Ken Botto will be on exhibit in the Ron Collins Gallery.
Ken Botto collected miniatures, bones, and found objects to create tiny dioramas and then would photograph them in his backyard. He described himself in a 2000 biographical statement as “A hopeless collector, and like an urban anthropologist, I have spent much of my life rooting and sifting through the debris of our culture. Objects found through this process serve as catalysts and vehicles of possibility when reconstructing the environments that I set up to photograph.”
The subject matter of his works ranges from urban decay and 9/11 to Berlin and Barbie. His artworks are in permanent collections at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.