December 2 - 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, Dec. 2, 6-9pm
I have always had a passion for photography, and in my everyday activities, I often I feel that I am constantly looking through the camera lens. My creative process has included setting up still-lives to photograph, and on occasion, incorporating other artists' work with my own objects to create a new image. In both cases, the resulting photograph is both re-creation and recontextualization.
I have also been inspired by a wide range of subject matter encountered during travel to such locales as New York, Italy, Mexico and France. These include architectural interiors, folk art objects, signage, murals and landscape. The common denominator of these diverse subjects is the appeal of color, shape, design and texture.
The art of photo montage is a new fascination of mine. The juxtaposition of a variety of photos with a photo background produces the final image. I am pleased to be pursuing photography at a time when the ever growing field of photography is creating such an impact in the art world.
This exhibition includes examples from my most recent series of images thatreflect (literally and figuratively) the urban signage I was drawn to in certain New York City neighborhoods. The luminous neon signage, colorful and dynamic window displays and wall murals, all echo the vibrancy and edginess of the city environment. These very visible “public adornments” comprise a visual cacophony that is a distinctive part of the urban landscape.
This exhibition has been organized by independent curator Gerald Mead