Exhibitions: Off The Beaten Path, A Group Show
For immediate release
OFF THE BEATEN PATH, GROUP SHOW
ROBERT ANDERSON GALLERY, JUNE 7-AUGUST 3, 2012
OPENING RECEPTION 6-8 pm, THURSDAY JUNE 7
Six talented photographers were asked to provide work that best illustrates their concept of “Off the Beaten Path.” The results provide a diverse collection of outstanding contemporary images:
Geoff Winningham-a Professor of Fine Art at Rice University, holder of several Guggenheim Awards and author of 13 books took the assignment literally. Geoff produced five color pigment prints of “paths” from deep in the heart of Mexico.
Chuck Kelton-New York City’s premiere black and white printer and dark room master, provides five spectacular photograms of trees. These “Carnival Trees” are decorated with hand tinted leaves to produce a forest of photograms-well off the beaten path.
Craig Semetko-a Los Angeles-based street photographer and author of the acclaimed “Unposed,” takes us on a sweep of the Southern United States from California to Florida for some unique and ironic black and white views in the tradition of Elliott Erwitt.
Bill Spira-a talented sculptor and photographer with work in many collections, returns after a 25 year hiatus from New York City gallery shows. Bill produces silver gelatin prints from organic matter found far off the beaten path and arranged in the studio.
Brian Lav-a New Jersey-based photographer and photography educator at Parsons, has a large body of diverse contemporary work. Brian’s personally-printed silver gelatin photographs take us off the beaten path from New Jersey to Nebraska.
Michael Benari-a Boston-based photographer, has a creative and imaginative eye which finds intimate cityscapes within New York City. Michael’s high contrast pigment prints provide sometimes abstract compositions in black, white and shades of grey.