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October 1– October 18, 2019
Opening Reception, Thursday, October 3, 6-8pm
Chelsea: Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present an exhibition of digital imagery by the artist/scientist/photographer Wally Gilbert, entitled “WORLDS”. The show opens October 1st and continues through October 18th, 2019. You are invited to meet the artist and celebrate the opening of this exhibit on Thursday, October 3rd, 6-8PM.
Working with digital photography for over a decade, Gilbert, the artist/scientist, approaches his imagery as he would any scientific investigation, exploring and experimenting in a thousand ways before accepting his findings. He has scrutinized color and form in extreme detail and this time he has become more & more involved with transforming and layering until new patterns emerge, almost of their own accord. Investigating and manipulating, he transforms and combines fragments of photographs into arresting artworks that are simultaneously abstract, multi-faceted and multi-layered.
If you read the paragraph above carefully, you would notice that Gilbert is not only a photographer but also a scientist and if you were to look for him in Wikipedia or Encyclopedia Britannica (https://www.britannica.com/biography/Walter-Gilbert) you would discover that he is a Nobel Prize winning scientist, but here we are interested in his investigation of color, form and imaginative composition – of which he is also a master.
In this recent collection of works, he lets his photographic images talk with one another as he plays with the superimposition of color and form to the extreme. These are not gently explored, but severely, for his explorations have been evolving over the years so that the original images that served to inspire are now transformed into new beings with completely new identities, opening “worlds” never before seen in a camera lens. These “worlds” as he calls this body of work, are what we offer to you to explore as you wish and to see what your imagination brings forth unbidden.
We look forward to sharing with you, Wally Gilbert’s latest investigations, artistically inspired.
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM
For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director at 212 414 4040 or email@example.com