Terry Hastings discovered photography after years in the theater and performing arts. He may have previously directed performers onstage into great configurations and stage pictures, he now collaborates with the four elements: Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire.
In the Fall of 2009 Terry moved to Palm Springs from Minneapolis. He was immediately taken with his surroundings both geographical and societal. He found this place to be a dichotomy of people: one set basking in a verdant oasis and the other set struggling in a city that was barren and dry.
In Terry's two previous galleries here, Wind and Water, he explored the naked male boy in those specific elements. Here in his gallery, Earth, the culmination of his meditations on the elements reveals itself as a sort of photographic poetry. The struggle of the naked body against the elements of heat and sand and snow. The sense of shadow and light dappling skin. The sensation of tall grasses feathering over naked flanks. Let yourself sink into the sensations described by the photographs.
Terry prints his photographs on metal and they are available at a reasonable price through his web site.
Hastings has shown with:
Palm Springs Art Museum
Riverside Art Museum
Santa Paula Art Museum
San Diego Art Institute: Baja Biennial
Gallery 140, Portland OR
Colliding Worlds Gallery, Cathedral City CA
ARTCore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles CA
Studios Channel Island, Camarillo, CA
Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Palm Springs CA
Joseph Wise Gallery, Laguna Beach CA
Art Resources Gallery, Minneapolis MN
Woodman/Shimko Gallery, Provincetown MA
See more on his web site, and his gallery site.