“Exposures,” a photography invitational“Exposures” presents the work of four regional artists.
“Photography gives me the opportunity to look at our world in new and intimate ways, and to share those magical moments. In this exhibit I explore photo ‘expressionism.’ With the camera as a paintbrush I use focus, shutter and aperture settings to create saturated canvases with abstract and impressionistic qualities. I hope these works can transcend subject matter by focusing on light, shape, color and rhythm to evoke a deeper meaning than the surface of the canvas.”
Regarding his childhood travels Lewis says, ” I was the official daydreamer of the family. I was transfixed by the infinite rows of plowed fields and the towering electrical transmission lines that marched across the landscape. To this day I am still amazed by the human signature wherever I go and increasingly share contemporary concerns regarding our impact on the natural world.
“..I photograph the scenes using a hand held camera, creating a bridge between the innocent wandering eyes of my childhood and my passion for capturing that same world with intent.”
Vincent casts an appreciative eye on the everyday, the ordinary, and the oft-overlooked. Repetition found in patterns, lines, and grids capture his attention. He delights when normal sights shift before his eyes into shapes and relationships. He seeks to record and share these shifts in his work.
“The focus of my work is to frame relationships in a simple and beautiful manner. Relationships are what this world is made of – as they change the world changes. Photography has the power to bring our attention anywhere- I see this as an opportunity and responsibility.”