Building a body of work that tells a story is a long process. Why do we take photographs or make art ? For me, it usually begins with a journey to a far off land then I return home and create the work and then find a place to show the work and then produce the show and then complete the circle- showing the work out in the world. I find there is real satisfaction in a story deeply told.
Here are the first images from the show Planet.
Part 1 – Hanging the show .
The pop up gallery weekend event that I shared with Steve Miller – it was curated by Julie Keyes – held at 4 North Main Gallery in Southampton. .
It was truly a pleasure to collaborate with Steve Miller and share the artistic endeavor with Julie Keyes.
My ongoing body of work, “Still Points in a Turning World”, explores our universal cross-cultural truths: the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression.
My earliest memories are of spinning a globe, always drawn to the last mysterious corners of the world. Photographing the people, festivals and sacred sites in the tribal areas of Asia, my passion is to visually capture the rituals that define our lives and to create images that explore our human connections as they are formed. I am interested in the different ways in which people find meaning in their lives, how an individual explores his or her existence through their traditions. I love the still quality of a photograph that captures a fleeting moment in time. I’m interested in making that moment as beautiful and mysterious as possible. We are still and still moving.
This series is from my travels to Southern Rajasthan & Gujarat and the Southwestern region of China called Kham. The imagery explores the tribal cultures of the Rabaris, Bhils and in China, the world of the Tibetan Khampas. In these villages the traditions of different millennia co-exist side by side.
Hope you can join us.
Bram Tihany and I will be showing our latest work st Keyes Art in Chelsea.
Opening Reception: February 17th
551 West 21st / 4th Flr
I was glad to be included in the new Sculpture and Photography show at Benson-Keyes Arts in Southampton , New York -Saturday was the opening night. The show is open through Sunday, August 17th Gallery open from 12 to 6 on Saturday & Sunday and by appointment. Hope you can come by.
Sunday August 2nd a wonderful performance by Maria Pessino/Odd Fellows Playhouse, ” The 4 Rs: Reflexions on RestRiction, RestRaint, Release”
at the gallery.