Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Abstract Photography Review Video

I realized I'd come to a natural close recently with my summer abstract photo project that really began back in February with Spectrean accidental capture while mishandling my new camera. This group evolved from a folder of similarly captured moments, eventually also involving staged shots- these are based on reality, distorted by motion, with very little digital manipulation in most cases. A bed comforter pattern, a toy on my desk, a food package, or any other number of objects at arms length- they're all there. I may have turned them upside down or adjusted the color temperature or contrast, but they exist somewhere in space-time.

I am fascinated by the relativity theories about these temporal/spatial dimensions, astrophysics, molecular science, and am reminded of the like subjects in the distortion of these images manipulated by movement in space during that singular moment. What dimension does that "event" exist in now, and how is that defined? Did I define it by attribution, by association? Thoughts like that drive some people crazy and they may be trivial to daily existence, which is probably why I like to think about them. Sure, the mathematics of string theory look like Chinese to me, but I have a big imagination that requires regular exercise. There is also a spiritual, and sometimes spectral feel to many of the images- another subject of I enjoy pondering. I'm unsure what it all means, but will probably spend the rest of my life trying to understand- like the rest of you I hope...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Concrete Ocean 5th Year Anniversary Exhibit

I can't say enough good things about my years of working with Bryan Pease at Concrete Ocean, from my inclusion in his group showings, to my two-man shows with fellow artists Jeff Sass and Dale Wilke. Bryan is a tireless defender and promoter of the working class St. Louis artist, and extremely talented artist in his own right. Please come celebrate with us all this Friday:

Concrete Ocean 5th Year Anniversary Exhibit
Friday, Oct. 10th  7-11 P.M.
2257/2259 S. Jefferson Ave @ Shenandoah
St. Louis, MO