The Photographs of NORMAN DURKEE

Artist, musician, director, teacher, and visionary Norman Durkee is widely known as the original musical director and composer for the popular cabaret phenomenon, Teatro Zinzanni (Seattle, San Francisco and Costa Mesa, CA). However, the blood and passion of his rich artistic career penetrates far deeper. In his impressive career he has collaborated with and directed theatrical productions with distinguished celebrities like Sally Kellerman, Thelma Houston, Tommy Tune, and Bette Midler. He composed three full scores for the Pacific Northwest Ballet. While serving as resident composer at the Seattle Opera he wrote an original score for children and several compositions for dance companies working through the Opera. In addition he has written commercially for industry giants like Apple, Microsoft, Boeing and Weyerhaeuser. The artist holds an Honorary Music Degree from Evergreen College and was also awarded a music scholarship by Downbeat Magazine to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. For years he has been recognized for his virtuosic talents on piano; in fact, the original studio version of Takin' Care of Business by Bachman-Turner Overdrive II, recorded at Kaye-Smith Studios in Seattle, Washington, features a prominent piano accompaniment played by Durkee. In 1985 he implemented the use of Binaural Headphones for a revolutionary music concert experience. Aside from his undeniable musical and technical prowess, he has won awards for clothing design and photography.

Through his multi-faceted aptitudes, Durkee leaves his mark of excellence on everything he touches. This unquestionably includes his current focus on contemporary photography: an innate extension of his unique artistic sensibility.

Colleague and noted photographer Marsha Burns says of Durkee, "Mr. Durkee has always been generous with his mighty creativity, with his time, and beyond all, has persevered. His venture into photography has been remarkable as he virtually reinvented the medium to match his unique aesthetic."

Gallery Exhibition: January 3 - February 2, 2013

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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
    20 x 30 inches.
    $1500
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    SOLD. Additional impressions available.
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    Photographic print mounted on aluminum. 2012. Ed. 1/5.
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    $1500