Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Collector's Edition prints available at Light Work
This winter Light Work at Syracuse University is offering two different prints from the "Hymnal of Dreams" series as well as the "Maggie" book as apart of their 2010 Subscription program. Become a member to support this great arts organization.

"This year's Master Print Editions category features two prints by Elijah Gowin. Only twenty-five prints are available for each image. Due to the very limited editions of these prints, we encourage our customers to place their order early to ensure that the print of their choice is still available. Both editions are offered exclusively to Contact Sheet subscribers for $450 each or as part of the Benefactor Offer. The prints are shipped in 16 x 20" mats ready for framing or for archival storage. All print purchases include a complimentary, one-year subscription to Contact Sheet." ( website) Read more..

Monday, November 30, 2009

New Winter Books

Tin Roof Press has an updated website to show off two new book offerings for the winter season.

First, The Heaviest Flower, features longtime friends and colleagues Colby Caldwell and Elijah Gowin in a catalogue produced to coincide with their exhibition at Urban Culture's Paragraph gallery in Kansas City. Produced in a small edition, this 80 page soft-bound book offers 77 color images and an insightful introduction essay by Kate Hackman.

The second book offering,
Hymnal of Dreams, is actually an older catalogue from 2001 that is being reintroduced and made available exclusively through our website.
This 32 page, 8 1/2" x 9" book includes 15 wonderfully printed tritone photographs.

For more information, book previews and purchase visit

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Heaviest Flower Reception

The Urban Culture Project's Paragraph Gallery is excited to host The Heaviest Flower, a two-person exhibition of recent photographic work by longtime friends and peers Elijah Gowin and Colby Caldwell. Tied together through their innovative inquiry of the materiality of photography—both artists use painstaking and elaborate processes for reaching their final images – the exhibition circles around themes of anxiety, loss, and the tenuous beauty of living. An 80-page, full-color catalogue is being published by Tin Roof Press in conjunction with the exhibition.

The full press release can be found here.

Paragraph Gallery: The Heaviest Flower Installation

Colby Caldwell and Elijah Gowin setting up two person show at Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Missouri Bank "Artboards" Unveiled

Commissioned Images by Kansas City artist Elijah Gowin 



On view this summer in Kansas City as latest installment of 

Missouri Bank’s Art through Architecture project 

Elijah Gowin will present two west-facing images from his Of Falling & Floating series, which combine aspects of traditional photography with digital imaging technology. Each image features a single figure set against a backdrop of blue sky punctuated by wispy clouds. These ambiguous images—are the figures dropping from the sky? being lifted upward from the earth? —invite a range of associations and will offer the public an opportunity to invent their own narratives. Gowin’s images might be seen as poignant meditations on personal and societal anxiety during a time of global change and crisis, as evocations of existential uncertainty, or as portraits of escape or release.


The Missouri Bank Crossroads Branch, 125 Southwest Boulevard,Kansas City, is slated to debut four new large-scale commissioned images, by Kansas City based artists Elijah Gowin and Emily Sall, on its “Artboards” in time for First Friday June 5, 2009. An Art through Architecture “Art Achievement project, the Missouri Bank “Artboards” launched last fall, when the building’s existing double-sided billboards were renovated and converted into a highly visible site for work by area artists as part of the bank’s purchase and renovation of the building to house its Crossroads Branch. 

About the “Artboards”: The Missouri Bank “Artboards” project began last fall, when the building’s existing double-sided billboards were renovated and converted into a highly visible site for work by area artists as part of Missouri Bank’s purchase and renovation of the building to house its Crossroads Branch. Every four months, the boards will display a set of newly commissioned artworks, produced as digital prints on ECO-flex, a new, “green” billboard material. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Maggie" Makes Photo Book of Year List

"Maggie" was awarded a vote for favorite photo book of the year in Photo-Eye's Best of 2008 awards. This year's list marks its 30th anniversary and is available online at:

"Maggie" is available in these fine independent book stores as well as online at

Photo Eye, Santa Fe, NM
Arcana: Book on the Arts, Santa Monica, CA
Dashwood Books, New York, NY
Timothy Whelen Photography, Rockport, ME