Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present a group show of members' work, juried by Mark Power.
Mark L. Power is a photographer/critic/educator currently living in Southern Maryland. In 1998 after twenty-seven years, he retired as a professor of photography at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington. His photography has been featured in a number of galleries and museums both in the US and Europe. His work is in a number of museum collections.He is a published art critic, writing for the Washington Post, Art in America, the New Art Examiner and the Times Literary Supplement among other publications. He is the author of a number of book introductions.
He shares his thoughts on the work that he chose for this exhibit:
Multiple Exposures Gallery:
Fifteen photographers gathered together in a cooperative enterprise sharing a common love of the photographic image. A group diverse in age, gender and interests. What do their collective voices say to us?
I say 'voices' deliberately because photographs are like voices lifted in song; they tell us in wordless imagery of what appeals to the soul.
Some of members of the Gallery find the sinuosity of lines, the elegance of curves, the reflection of light on surfaces, appealing. Sometimes light reveals objects immersed in a rueful past, remembering better days. Wordsworth said "The leaves of memory seemed to make a mournful rustling in the dark." Some of these photographs are like leaves rustling in the dark.
Then there are landscapes: scenes we might have visited ourselves; others we might only have dreamed. We are reminded of the glory of land and sky. Others are forlorn places we hurry by because it appears time to have forgotten them; they are one step from ghost towns.
In many small human figures appear, perhaps just to give scale, but often fleeing into a future undefined. At other times figures appear lost in melancholy reflection.
It's curious there are so few portraits. This is not a value judgement; it's more to note an apparent choice. Seemingly preferred are portraits of the land in its myriad aspects.
I was happy not to have to pick 'best in show' because there wasn't a 'best in show'. There was a uniform excellence that speaks to the seriousness and professionalism of a singular group of artists, all of whom have a sophisticated ability to use the processes at hand to invoke compelling narratives, moods and form.
-Mark L. Power
This exhibit will be on view from July 31 through September 2, 2018.