Saturday, February 11, 2012

Photography Opening

Opening Reception - Friday, February 17th, 7-10pm

Las Manos Gallery presents the Photography in Color exhibition, an exploration in the use of color within the photographic medium.

       - Photograph from the Self Help & Impractical Demands Series by Antonio Martinez

Antonio Martinez’s images titled Self-Help & Impractical Demands centers on the anxieties of being a domesticated male of questionable worth. Color is used as an important component in this work, emphasizing the items in modern life that form each subject’s reality.

     - Photograph from the Dark Cities Series by Patrick Manning

Patrick Manning’s Dark City series explores urban landscapes at night. The prolonged digital exposure over the course of nightfall tease highly
saturated colors out of shadows and nooks not usually visible to the eye. These time lapses give each photograph a hyper-real element that only color can provide.

      -Photograph from the Lux Introsum Series by Sloan Tomlinson

Sloan Tomlinson's vibrant and chaotic images are created through intense multiple processes not known to most modern-day photographers. A combination of medium format film, extreme exposures, reciprocity failure, cleaners, WD40 and coffee all come together in a perfect storm of unpredictability and beauty. 

       -Achievement from the Facade Series by Juan Fernandez

At first glance, Juan Fernandez's photographs can seem banal, but with further inspection certain oddities begin to rise to the surface. Fernandez uses varying amounts of digital manipulation and the innate qualities of the photographic process, leaving us with images that both examine choices and perceptions that society uses to create environment.

     -Photograph from the Reflections Series by Mieke Zuiderweg

Mieke Zuiderweg's images are teased out of layers of reflections. The photographs appear as if they are altered in Photoshop, but they are not. Medium format film is the vehicle that captures clouds, buildings and mannequins in storefront windows. The negative spacing and overlapping elements with human-like faces leaves the impression of a world where reality is obfuscated and confusing.

Featured artists: 

Patrick Manning, Antonio Martinez, Young Sun Han, Lara Dorsett, Michael McGuire, Paul Clark, Sloan Tomlinson, Mieke Zuiderweg, Mark Pease and Juan Fernandez.

Opening Friday, February 17th, 7 - 10pm

Show runs Friday, February 17th – March, 2012.

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