David Phoenix Rust & Reclamation

ON EXHIBIT: May 24, 2017 –June 18, 2017

ARTIST'S RECEPTION:

Photo imagery of man-made things – built up, broken down, discarded, but not forgotten. Nostalgic and sometimes beautiful in their demise, may these objects eventually be repurposed without detriment to the environment.

Above:
My Bent
David Phoenix [photo imagery]

About the Artist:

Award-winning and widely exhibited, David Phoenix is a fine art photographer with a penchant for creating conceptual and abstract imagery, usually in bright saturated color. After receiving a BFA in filmmaking and photography at Massachusetts College of Art, he worked for two years in San Francisco seeking a career in filmmaking. Upon returning to Boston, the film career eventually became a graphic design business – Phoenix Creative. Currently concentrating on creating eclectic photo imagery full time, Phoenix now lives in Stow (MA), where he exhibits locally. In this exhibit, Rust & Reclamation, Phoenix offers “visual concepts of man-made things – built up, broken down, discarded, but not forgotten. Nostalgic and sometimes beautiful in their demise, these objects will hopefully be repurposed eventually without detriment to the environment.”

Artist Statement:

“Capturing the ‘perfect image’ is a combination of skill, patience, and serendipity. It’s always satisfying to get the picture I seek, but typically after image capture I bring my photos to another level. I see the shot as a beginning, something I can get ‘painterly’ with – to make it more conceptual, abstract, or to give it visual richness. As darkroom technique has always been an essential part of the photographer’s mastery of imagery – Photoshop is my darkroom. This process of enhancement with Photoshop completes my relationship with the image. In the past, I’ve been somewhat resistant to combining various shots to create something totally new – a hybrid. My traditionalist opinions have changed… Photographic art is all about the image, whether it is found or created. By combining elements of images in a painterly manner I am enriching the viewer’s experience. Ultimately, the process of photo enhancement has transformed my perception of what a photograph can be.”

David Phoenix
Above:
Lost Buoy
David Phoenix [photo imagery]

David Phoenix
Above:
Land Craft
David Phoenix [photo imagery]

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