Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present a group show of members' work, juried by Joe Cameron. The exhibit will run from October 16 - November 25, 2018.
Joe Cameron started out as a painter, but in his mid-twenties he fell in love with photography and never looked back. He went on to teach fine-art photography for thirty-five years at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Joe’s work is in the collections of the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California, the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His solo exhibitions include the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He has received artist grants from the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Washington Gallery of Modern Art and the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund. He shares his thoughts on the work that he chose for this exhibit:
Fine art photography is an unusual practice. A painter begins with a blank canvas, a sculptor stands before an unformed block of wood or stone. What lies ahead is the arduous task of creating something out of nothing. But a person with little or no training, holding a camera, can produce a perfectly formed picture in a thousandth of a second. Cameras are designed to make perfect pictures.
But therein lies the rub. Perfect in camera terms usually means clear and precise, an accurate replication of what lies before the camera’s lens and nothing more. Such images are often of little sustaining interest beyond the witnessing of a moment frozen in time.
What makes camera images vital and exciting when created by a skilled photographer, is a viewer’s discovery that with patience and a quiet mind, unforeseen layers of meaning are often revealed. A tree is a tree…is sometimes much more than just a tree.
I looked for such moments when choosing work for this exhibition, and there were many. The photographers of Multiple Exposures Gallery are a diverse and highly skilled group. They maintain a high standard of excellence and deserve the attention of art lovers as well as the community at large. I thank MEG for the opportunity to engage their work in depth.