Joel Harvey Schreck aka Dr. Shen b. 1943 - Selected Art Prints 1967-2021
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By using computers to combine painting and photography, he create art which is not easily rendered with either painting or photography, or with any other conventional media.
Studied drawing at New York’s Art Students League, and landscape painting with Leo Cizes,
In 1968 he and wife Betty found Exposure Gallery on New York’s lower East side. During the1960’s, he exhibited my work there and at several other East Coast galleries.
The photography critic at the Village Voice described him as a technical master. Joel's photographs from that period were individually crafted with bleaches, dyes, and toners. You can find examples of this work from the 1960s here.
In 1970 he and Betty move from Manhattan to Berkeley California. Impressed by the amazing flora of Northern California they begin crafting Oshibana, pictures made with pressed flowers. In the 1970’s, his Wilderness Cards were sold at scores of galleries throughout coastal California.
In 1985, while working for McGraw Hill, he was to digital media, which profoundly influenced his work. He says, "I used to paint with colors, now paint with images." Today his work includes both photography and digital art. .
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