Center Forward Juror Statement
As the mysteriousness of the world envelops our thoughts and creativity interprets that which can’t be known, photographic artists create works of wonder that explore the depths of nature, history, relationships, mortality, and self-expression.
At this creatively rich time in photographic history, with a plethora of methods and techniques of expression available to artists, included in this exhibition are examples of historic processes, contemporary collaging and other contemporary methods. Despite the proliferation of images in the public view, photographic work has become more and more exciting. Artists working in photographic techniques and photo related work are blazing new ground in imagery. It is this depth of content and techniques that keeps the art of photography fresh and evolving.
Pat Swain’s image, A Lost Flamingo and a Lost Pelican, is at once beautiful and disorienting, Christa Blackwood’s image, The Boys of Collodion: Jake, calls for a re-imagining of masculinity, and Silvino Gonzalez Morales image, Saint of Killers (Frozen Series) captures the mystery of the self and self-expression. Multiple reflections and a politician’s eyes staring, a study of sea grasses, and a puff of fur resting in the palm of an extended hand, all direct attention to the overlooked and under seen world these artists explore.
It is an honor to have such an incredible amount of work to select from for this exhibition. Welcome to the mystery and wonder of the world around us as presented by these talented artists.
Hamidah Glasgow 2014
Juror’s Selection: $600 and a feature in the catalog – Pat Swain, A Lost Flamingo and a Lost Pelican
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks.com – Noriko Ishihara and Amanda Hess
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and a three image submission to a call for entry at the Center.
Silvino Gonzales Morales
Exhibition Dates: July 18 – August 30, 2014
Public + Artist’s Reception: August 1, 2014