Exhibition: The Imaginarium of Steamworks R and D

Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 from 11:00am to 4:00pm


Steve La Riccia, a Eugene, Oregon based self-unemployed artist is well known for his unique SX–70 Polaroid manipulated photographic work for over 30 years. He is also a figure in the Eugene art scene, producing the popular  “Salon des Refusés”,  an art exhibition of rejected artists from Eugene’s Mayor’s Art Show 1991 – 2009, and for over the past 20 years, gallery coordinator for the New Zone Artist Collective, an open, non-profit alternative/experimental art gallery. “With my new art form, I’ve had to adjust my creative process greatly.SX–70 Polaroid manipulations took only 15–20 minutes to create, using only the SX–70 camera, the film and a stylus to manipulate the instant positive image. In contrast, these interactive contraptions are so complex and can take several months to produce. I find kids ages 4 to 94 love my contraptions.”