Unknown, Overlooked, and Unfamiliar: Three photographers exploring Identity and a connection to a time and place
Clifton Springs, NY – An exhibition of photography showcasing bodies of work from three photographers opens on Saturday, February 24, 4–7p.m. Each series of images is an investigation into a unique and distinct subject matter but with similar motivations. The exhibition will feature a total of 30 photographs by Jasna Bogdanovska, Harry Littell, and Nigel Maister.
The three artists invited to participate in this exhibition are each involved with their own current body of work, each with distinct meaning and visual aesthetic. The idea of showing the three of them together in this exhibition came when I began to see the overlap of each of their projects. The notions of identity, a connection to a place and time, and exploring the hidden aspects of reality or daily life; these are just some of the concepts conveyed through the images of each artist.
The possibility of what exists on the periphery or underneath a crumbling facade are a consistent source of inspiration. As viewers, these meditations lead us to question or confront our own identities. Our cultural, national and familial connections…how do we define ourselves and how do we relate to the rest of the world?
“Born and raised in the Republic of Macedonia, I came to the United States as a teenager. Since I moved, I have always felt that I’ve had two homes. Two lives, but one biography. Being split between two different places, there always has been a tension between the old and the new, the familiar and unfamiliar, belonging and being an outsider.” — Jasna Bogdanovska (Rochester, NY)
“Houses, stores, schools, factories, signs, theaters, industries and religious buildings—the constructed environments which shelter and shape us also reflect our history, values, struggles, and ambitions. Although some edifices appear entrenched and timeless, all things are in flux as creative destruction reshapes towns and cities and people.” — Harry Littell (Ithaca, NY)
“These images aim to reflect an imaginative or emotional view of trees, foliage and flora: sometimes menacing, sometimes confounding, sometimes barely discernible, but always acted upon by the imagination. This series is about how we see and imagine the unseen, and reconstitute it in our minds as an emotional graphic simulacrum of the 'real'.” — Nigel Maister (Rochester, NY)
The gallery is open to the public and as always, entry is free. Wine and snacks will be served at the opening reception on February 24.