APRIL 29- MAY 17, 2014
Reception Thursday May 1 6-8PM
Chelsea, NYC: Viridian Artists is pleased to present new work by Alan Gaynor. His exhibition of photographs entitled “Remembrances” continues from April 29 through May 17, 2014 with an opening reception, Thursday May 1, 6-8PM.
The images in this exhibit are a departure from Gaynor’s usual subject matter of urban architecture and instead are a tribute to his late wife Sharon Silbiger, a Professor of Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein School of Medicine. In these works, Gaynor uses the beauty of dying flowers, as a metaphor for her death after a long illness.
Though he hopes to return to focusing on architectural patterns in his photographic work, changing his imagery during his grieving has provided solace. The images in this exhibit are another poignant example of the power and importance of art in our lives. In these powerful floral portraits, Gaynor has gone beyond the usual imagery of flowers in art, instead creating a potent metaphor of the beauty and naturalness of the evolution of life and death.
Until this body of work, perhaps because he is also a licensed architect, Gaynor’s focus has been an all-encompassing examination of the architecture of the urban landscape. As architecture is often said to be “frozen music”, Gaynor’s photographs demonstrate that in a city, it is the layering of the buildings played against one another, creating an overall ensemble that one could say resembles music. There is an equally powerful sense of rhythm in these unique flower images.
The artist has studied with the master photographers George Tice (urban landscapes), John Sexton (black & white imagery of nature and Ansel Adams’ assistant) & Jock Sturges noted for his B&W photographs of Naturists & beautiful people.
This will be the artist’s 2nd solo exhibit at Viridian. He has received many awards for his photography including a Bronze Award in the 2012 International Loupe Awards, Terabella MediaUrban Landscape, Epson International, Tank Photo Award and many others. His work has been featured in publications including Best of Photography 2012, The Photographer, CoverArt and Photo Review to name just a few. He has been exhibiting his photography since 2000 at many galleries, including FotoFusion, Spectra ’07, Saf-T-Gallery, Black Box Gallery, Camera Obscura, Soho Photo and others.