Christo Brock – DisORDiNARY
Donn Delson – Light Amplification
Gary Polonsky – Pale Blue Dot
Saturday, March 26, 5-8PM
Artist Panel Discussion:
Saturday, April 9, at 3PM
|Christo Brock, Metal Dots 1, Photo on aluminum 20x30"|
The process of printing on metal is unique. It’s a throwback to older techniques of printing, an analogue of the dye-sublimation process. In the metal printing process, a negative of the image is conveyed to a transfer medium. The aluminum metal is heated to a very precise degree (around 400º), and the transfer medium is married to the heated metal. When the image comes into contact with the metal, the ink gasifies, and the image is printed into the metal. The molecules of the metals absorb the pigments, and they surround the empty space around the metal molecules. When light strikes the metal and is reflected back into the viewer’s eye, a perception of space and iridescence is created.
DisORDiNARY is a continuation of the work Brock has been investigating for the past decade. His keen eye sees the world through a unique and personal lens – lines play and interact with the frame, form is simplified, and colors are reduced to the sensorial. Space is both flat and deep, and the aluminum medium allows for abstraction of form within that space. What results is a new world of elements that challenge our notions of photography and art.
|Donn Delson, And There Will Be Light, Archival pigment print 40x60"|
Using color to create a sense of balance within the laser images, Delson’s work interacts and flows, almost as if he is painting with light. Allowing each photograph to tell its own story, Delson chooses to present images that have emotional meaning for him, which also resonate within viewers. With a similar technique that he brings to his landscape photography, Delson approaches his abstracts with a bird’s-eye view for creating a sense of place. For Delson, there must be a special moment, composition, exposure, or perspective; a reason for opening the shutter.
Pale Blue Dot
|Gary Polonsky, Jupiter, Acrylic mixed media, 12x14x19"|
Working with acrylic paints and mixed media, Polonsky explores a variety of materials including Styrofoam to create his realistic replications. Polonsky works progressively by adding layer upon layer of textural characteristics such as mountain ranges, clouds, deserts and other details to achieve such realistic three-dimensional objects.
The centerpiece of the show is a large, 24” diameter version of the planet Earth that rotates slowly in the center of the room. On one wall of the gallery sits a large screen TV playing a video presentation featuring American astronomer Carl Sagan, followed by a mesmerizing video of the sun. This combination of media is meant to remind the viewer of our place in the universe -- a humbling experience, and a perspective that deserves note.