HELENE STURDIVANT MAYNE PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY

Ken Botto: House & Garden
by 7 Photographers

October 2 - November 14, 2010 / Curated by Linda Samuels

tooooys, cars on shelf

Seven contemporary photographers and two 
videographers document Ken Botto's home and yard. Botto bought the 
house on Laurel Road in Bolinas, California in 1972 and lived 
there until his death in 2008. His surroundings became a repository 
for his vast collection of objects of every kind, from discarded car 
hubcaps to stone buddha statues. All of his photographs were made in 
his yard and most of the objects that he collected can be identified 
in his photographs.

These photographers chronicle the ever-changing backyard and house milieu that came to define Ken Botto:

Stephen Albair,    Giovanni Agnoli,

Ron Garrigues,  Jean McMann,

Laura Miller,   Piro Patton,

Thom Sempere

photos mounted on wall 

              Two accompanying videos include interviews with Botto. Photographer 

Jack Fulton's  film and interview illuminates Botto's unique  surroundings,

art, and collections. In 2007, Bryan Ranere conducted a  similar interview capturin

another look into the reality that was Ken  Botto.

house covered in found objects