Adam Thorman & Laura Plageman

Adam Thorman & Laura Plageman

Adam Thorman - What Light Remains in the Absence

Adam Thorman & Laura Plageman

Laura Plageman - Response

November 2012

Adam Thorman | Artist Bio

Adam Thorman is a photographer, artist, and educator who lives and works in Oakland, California. He received his BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and his MFA from Arizona State University. His work focuses on how we perceive our surroundings by playing with scale and highlighting ambiguities in the form and function of his subjects. His subjects have included the exposed intertidal zone, light events, people in the landscape, interior still lives and urban waterways. His photographs and artist’s books have been nationally exhibited at various venues including Sam Lee Gallery in Los Angeles and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ. His work is in the permanent collection at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Currently, Thorman teaches photography at The Athenian School in Danville, CA and is co-founder of LOOP Arts, a new non-profit arts organization in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Laura Plageman | Artist Bio

Laura Plageman is an artist and educator who lives and works in Oakland, California. Her images explore the relationships between the process of image making, photographic truth and distortion, and the representation of landscape. She is interested in making pictures that examine the natural world as a scene of mystery, beauty and constant change—transformed both by human presence and by its own design. Plageman has exhibited her work in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and Galway, Ireland. She earned a BA at Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and an MFA from the California College of the Arts (San Francisco, CA). She was the Ne Plus Ultra winner of the Jen Bekman Gallery’s 2011 Hey, Hot Shot! competition. More images by Laura Plageman can be found at

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