A View From Grace
Two, and a Quarter
Today’s technology allows for exceptionally high quality large photographs. In January, Soho Photo Gallery is exhibiting such work by their artists, but not at the expense of their artists whose work is small. The big/SMALL show presents both for photography lovers and collectors to appreciate what they each have to offer. It’s not the size of the print, it’s the photographers vision and the viewer’s response. The gallery is proud to present six solo shows exploring this theme along with a SPG artists’ group show titled Small Work.
EXHIBITION DATES: January 4 – 28, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, January 5, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm
There are moments when everything seems to stop. Sometimes this happens on a hot summer’s day when there’s no wind and everything is still. The photographs in Stillness were taken on Cape Cod on such an August day. It was completely silent. Nothing moved. It felt as if everything would be held forever in that moment. In times of uncertainly, it’s possible to briefly find peace in images that are lasting. I was born and have lived all my life in or near New York City. As a teenager I took courses at the Art Students League. While I greatly enjoyed the Saturdays I spent there, I realized that whatever talents I might have, they didn’t include drawing and painting. Yet, this experience has had a lasting effect on me. I studied history in college and graduate school, worked as a copy editor while my children were young and volunteered extensively in the Larchmont community. When I began to study photography and to develop my own voice, I realized that my experience in art classes has greatly influenced my work. My images resemble drawings or watercolors. They are often only suggestions of things and places rather than literal images. Using my camera in place of a brush or pastels, I try to capture fleeting moments from time past and present.