What a stunning exhibit! One might think that there are limits to photography and its motifs, but Image City’s September show proves very much otherwise. As long as there is light, there will always be myriad of innovative approaches for photographers to interpret our reality.
It’s challenging to describe the show in a snapshot; there is so much to see. The artist who dominates the current exhibit is Sheridan Vincent, whose work occupies most of the wall space in the main gallery. Jim Dusen’s images, a guest photographer, reside in the East Gallery – a smaller space adjoining the main room. And, the gallery’s “center field” is furnished with floor fixtures that display a wide variety of work created by Image City’s partners.
Although I have known Sheridan Vincent for quite some time, his superior sense of composition and innovative approach to showcasing his photographs always leave me flabbergasted. He is one of a few artists who consistently photographs Rochester (among other motifs), capturing the town’s cultural sophistication and seasonal beauty, and the city’s historic skyline transformations. His photography is creative, inspiring, as well as documenting his unique perspective. Vincent’s latest high-tech substrate – a thin aluminum sheet with a clear coat on the image – make his pieces appear luminescent; each photo’s radiant surface “finds” glimpses of light even in the darker spaces, reflecting the light brilliantly.
Also, Stanislaw Goc’s fine work caught my eye. His pieces, “printed” on a large aluminum plate, are reminiscent of the Bauhaus era, where different realities and dimensions are confined to the boundaries of one image. Goc’s reverie-like prints are sophisticated and energize the space that they occupy.
The Image City’s curatorial arrangements are abundant with dramatically diverse portfolios – kudos to the gallery for managing such a variety. So, I’d suggest that you visit the gallery during off-traffic-hours, which allows one to truly view the pieces.