Current Exhibitions

Stewart Halperin: A Moment in Time

Stewart Halperin's "A Moment in Time"
Stewart Halperin's "A Moment in Time"

August 27 - October 15, 2015

A photographic journey of light, color, subject, and movement that align to offer a moment unfolded

Statement Brief:

For over 45 years, photographer Stewart Halperin has traveled the world, covering six continents and over 95 countries. His photographic roots can be traced to the jungles of both Tanzania and Rwanda where, as a young graduate student, he studied with Dr. Jane Goodall and Dr. Dian Fossey. There his eye developed, watching and photographing both chimpanzees and gorillas, respectively.

The next and most formative influence on Stewart’s work was his friendship and collaboration with legendary photographer Ernst Haas. 

Stewart's work has been featured in Nikon World Magazine, as well as exhibits in the USA, China, and Europe. One of the more noteworthy exhibits took place in 2012 at the Ducal Palace (Prigione) in Venice, Italy, where his images were translated into woven tapestries.

For more information on Stewart and his work, visit his website: halperinphotography.com

Florin Hategan: Vertical Series

Florin Hategan's "Subject06" (detail)
Florin Hategan's "Subject06" (detail)

August 27 - October 15, 2015

Large-scale figurative prints of young adults who represent the struggle with identity and integration

Statement:

The malaise of our contemporary world has changed the [global] conversation and is producing many different realities that our perception is trying to deal with at every corner. The rhetoric of values, the society as a spectacle, and the way we communicate with each other, the search for self-identification in this new model world have been my sources of inspiration and debates.

There is a fascination with fragmentation/defragmentation, and building with new concepts out of micro-systems that has been transcending for quite some time into my works, reflecting the different realities of our contemporaneity.

To learn more about Florin and his artwork, visit behance.net/FLORINH

Ron Isom: CODEX ISOM

Ron Isom's "Codex Isom" (detail)
Ron Isom's "Codex Isom" (detail)

August 27 - October 15, 2015

Studies of the heart, soul, and mind that create esoteric connections to the universe

Statement Brief:

Through [the Isom Codex] design, composition, and symbolic content, my symbolism may evoke an understanding, meaning, or intuition. It also may provide an understanding of complex ideas. This form of art depends on the viewer’s knowledge of philosophy, art history, mathematics, religion, physics, sociology, nature, and other esoteric subjects for it to make sense, or it can be understood through aesthetic intuition.

My symbolism is not an art movement. Movements have almost entirely disappeared in contemporary art, where individualism and diversity prevail. It is, however, a creative process that utilizes the manipulation of materials to find or define unity in the known or unknown universe.

To learn more about Ron and his work, visit his website: isomsymbolicart.blogspot.com

Jessica Witte: letting go, to seed

Jessica Witte's "letting go, to seed"
Jessica Witte's "letting go, to seed"

August 27 - October 15, 2015

Outdoor birdseed drawings that reflect the transience of nature and people

Statement:

The use of  ephemeral or discarded materials and intricate futile activity allude to my desire to fix the transitory. The residue of previous activity calls attention to flux and metamorphosis.

My birdseed drawings are a record of labor. They celebrate maintenance. The forms are created in an improvisational way, using generic geometric forms and allude to delicate handiwork, mandalas, and kolams. As some daily activities lapse into chaos or fade without our attentions, the drawings serve as a reminder of a brief fixing of the transitory.

Gallery visitors activate the work by walking across it, altering the configuration, and dispersing the protected interior installation by the handful. The responsibility for removing the work during the run of the show falls into the hands of those who enter the space. The exterior works feed wildlife, insects and are carried by wind and rain. The visual and literal disintegration of the works is not a statement of futility, but a reference to the acceptance of the porous architecture of our own bodies and the beauty in use and entropy.

To learn more about Jessica and her work, visit her website: jessicawitte.com.