Our next "Meet The Artist" event is on again this Friday the 18th of May starting at 5 pm at , 51 Main Street, Tarrytown.
Renowned photographer Susan Phillips will be our guest for the evening and you're invited to drop in and talk photography!
Susan is an award-winning artist who resides in New York City and Woodstock. Her mediums are photography and collage. She is an active member of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, and the National Association of Women Artists, in New York City. She is also the Gallery Coordinator, and on the Board of Directors of N.A.W.A., the oldest women’s art organization in the US.
Visitors to the gallery find her large digital prints very captivating and we're carrying a strong selection of the "Momentary Reflections" series; perfect for the week's rainy conditions. Here's Susan talking about the work we currently have on display.
"All of our senses allow us to reflect upon the world. Dreams and conscious musings are based on the qualities of these reflected perceptions. Puddles hold a special fascination for me because of their ephemeral, multi-layered nature. They are transitory, changing from one moment to the next at the whim of the wind, a passing truck, or people stepping blindly into them. The ongoing magic of these images lies in the myriad of possibilities that they present. Each photograph may lead the viewer to a mysterious, enigmatic and surreal world.
When I photograph, I choose the elements that I wish to freeze in time, making conscious decisions to capture natural lines and patterns or graphically appealing designs. I search for aesthetic possibilities in that which passersby may overlook: graffiti, gas and water caps, rusted hinges, and eroding street demarcations. I hope that viewers will transcend the reality of the subject matter and bring a new perspective to the commonplace.
In my photographic work I usually compose within the camera frame before shooting. this process is inverted in my collage work. Instead of a whole, I start with a transferred image, or two or three separate components, proceeding to manipulate them until the composition evolves. Creating something visually exciting from unrelated, pre-existing objects, each with its own texture and dimensionality, is the challenge."
Ms. Phillips’ photographs have been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, NY, The Bergen County Museum, Paramus, NJ, The Belskie Museum of Art, Closter, NJ, and The Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Or. Her photographs and collages have been showcased in both the NYC and Woodstock areas, as well as throughout the US, and can be found in corporate and private collections.
Feel free to drop in and meet Susan and join us for light refreshments any time between 5 - 9pm this Friday evening. Susan will be bringing additional work for the evening.