Sunday, May 3, 2009

Photography of Art for Recent Exhibitions

Over the last several weeks, I have been photographing art for several artists who have shows in May. They all provide unique challenges in trying to capture the quality of the work. Opening just this last Friday was Joan Elliott's exhibit, "Entanglements" at Reynolds Gallery. With Joan's paintings the trick is to maintain the sense of light in her layers of glazes while still capturing her wonderful line and the details in her landscapes. Two of Ms. Elliott's recent paintings are below.

Coming up this Friday is the opening of Kay Franz's exhibit "Solid Rock" at Glave Kocen Gallery. With Kay's work the trick is to show all the hues and shades of color and surface texture in her ceramic sculptures. With the shiny surfaces and firing marks all running together in lovely patterns and colors; it can be hard to light and still keep the right look. Below are two of Ms. Franz's new pieces for the show.

Lastly, I have to show an installation view from Susana Almuina's MFA exhibition that just closed at the Anderson Gallery. I have had the pleasure of shooting her work over the last two years and watching the progress. Here the job was to show the work and also the lighting of the show.