EXHIBIT TITLE: .....Deadpan Alley.
DATE: .....Thr 17 Jan 2013 - Thr 16 May 2013.
CURATOR/ART JUDGE: .....Terry Ward.
GALLERY MANAGER/ART HANGER: .....Terry Ward.
ARTIST NOTES: .....Artist's statement:
My series, The Friendly City, is an attempt to
explore a single place and carve out of it a personal narrative of how I
perceive the world and the American culture in particular. I use the
Harrisonburg landscape as the vocabulary to talk about issues such as
politics and religion, marketing and exploitation, fear and hope, time
and age, etc. I make use of irony and humor in my framing to call
attention to contradictions in our values and to disrupt the intended
narrative of quaint or altruistic. I look at architecture and landscape
and notice the attempts we make to beautify that which is in the
process of decay. I find these details of a culture in transition (or
decline) sadly poetic and occasionally they fill me with hope.
ARTIST WEB: http://FriendlyCityPhotos.BlogsSot.com