"Images in Black and White" on Display at Gaithersburg Activity Center
Bonta by Henry Friedman
The City of Gaithersburg presents "Images in Black and White" by The Photographers Collective. The exhibit runs from March 9 to May 6, 2012, at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to an Artists’ Reception on Friday, March 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Black and white photography is a tradition that dates back to the beginning of the medium, yet remains as relevant today as it was more than a century ago. Through variations in composition, contrast and tone, the photographer can create images in a variety of moods and styles: pictorial, documentary or abstract.
The Photographers Collective is a group of six artists united in their commitment to advancing their art and craft, yet undeniably different in their working methods and personal styles. The prints in "Images in Black and White" are selected from the work of these photographers and are an expression of their individual visual styles and lives as artists.
Frank Fierstein's "A Body of Heads" features images that represent or symbolize people that he has known, both real and imagined. His second series, "The Land Before Time," presents a mythical place from a millennium ago that exists today right under our very noses.
Henry Friedman’s photographs from “In Passing” were taken in the course of the photographer’s day-to-day travels, relying on strong elements of light, shadow, line, and form to create striking images of everyday subjects.
Suzanne Izzo's "Tanglewood Barn" shows the viewer a nostalgic portrait of an old family barn.
Harvey Kupferberg's "Water in a Rush" series, through his own interpretation, reflects an altered reality of the water scenes depicted.
Jim Mitchell's "The World of Carnival" is an intriguing perspective of carnival life that goes beyond Ferris wheels, kids and cotton candy to reveal the underbelly of the traveling show. His other series, "Arches," represents places to hide and explore in the caverns of one’s mind.
Mark Rothkopf's "The Gates of Light" features images that represent places he explores through windows, doors and gates that span between inviting and frightening.
Please note that all images are copyrighted by the artists. For more information please contact Andi Rosati at 301-258-6394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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