Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Hillyer Art Space August Exhibitions

August 5th 2011- August 26th 2011

 James Matthew Crooks: Opposing Planes
 Matt Crooks uses photography as a means of exploration.  He tries to find the overlooked, forgotten, or decaying parts of our everyday environment.  Crooks' is fascinated with pattern, form, and texture and the interplay between them on different scales.  He sees the simple beauty that is abundant, perhaps only evident if you are willing to take a second look.   The variations of texture in particular can amaze the viewers.  From a simple checkered wall next to a bus stop in rural Colorado to the first tracks on Vallée Blanche Glacier in the mountains of France.

David Emerick:  Variations

In creating his work for Variations Emerick sought out compelling compositions in the mundane architecture of commercial structures.  Emerick finds his inspiration in the works of mid-twentieth century color-field and abstract expressionist painters like Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, and Hans Hofmann, as well as the classical rules of composition.  Emerick's photographs are his attempt to find transcendent beauty and tension in these overlooked and utilitarian architectural forms.

International Arts & Artists
9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008 USA

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