Gallery report

Gallery #1: City stages by Mathew Pillsbury

The exhibit mainly displayed black and white long exposure photos which was very interesting.The photos looked as if every thing else was moving except one particular subject or object that he wanted to be the main focus. It was cool because it looked as if time had stopped for a moment but every thing else was in movement.His photos to tell a story by showing motion blurs showing where people or objects were in the past. There was one photo called “Tribute of light” which was a long exposure picture of people passing through Bryant park to sight.It showed the two lights coming from the same position the twin towers used to be.

Gallery #2: Rijksmuseum by Wijinando Deroo

In this gallery the photographer focuses his attention on spatial depth. He was taking pictures of a museum that was about to¬†close so decided to give the people a last look at a marvelous piece of history.The photos were taken from different angles and from eye level view point.There was also some symmetry and patterns that i noticed in some of his artwork. The open space of the photos make it seem almost ghostly and quiet.Its very spacious and kind of¬†lonely in my eyes. There wasn’t any¬†movement, people or bright colors to catch my attention. He used a variation of long and medium shots. The photographers used a range of horizontal and vertical lines for the frames and corner edges of the wall.

Gallery #3: Composites by Nancy Burson

The photos from this gallery were from the 1980s to early 1990s.These photos displayed some of the first digital manipulation. There were images of a lion with the ears of a lamb and a dog mixed with a cat. At first it was kind of hard to tell the difference but if you look closer you’d notice little details that differentiate the two species. Animals weren’t the only subject used in her manipulated photographs. There¬†was also a woman who looked as if her eyes were popping out of her head.A man with a¬†distorted head which made him look like an alien.¬†Most of the images were close up eye shots of a single subject. The images were blurry and not very sharp. You can tell that they were made around this time because of the texture and clarity of the photos.The exhibit made the impression of almost trying to be humorous effect with some of her work.

Gallery#4:Arrangements by Bruce Silverstein

My first impression of this gallery was that it was dark and not very uplifting. There wasn’t a lot of colors used it was mainly black and white for most of the exhibit. I feel like the photographer was trying to capture pain because he had a half¬† naked girl with scars on the side of her ribs.He used a little bit of motion blur. Most of his photos were taking at eye level and were a range of medium and long shots. It was my first time going to a museum like this with such intense emotion. It was very interesting, but not really my cup of tea.

Gallery#5:Metro by Reiner Gerritsen

Metro was an interesting gallery because it shows up close¬†photos of things I see in everyday life. It showed people in there own worlds while riding on a train. It was easy to connect to because I used the train everyday, but never stopped to take a photo of things that I notice or see. There were also birds eye view pictures of people walking to work in Hong Kong. The photo makes it look as if the people your looking down on are like small ants. I noticed there were photos that were manipulated in Photoshop. The artist took different photographs of the same event and put them together very nicely. The first time you look at it you don’t notice a difference but then when you step back you see that the pieces don’t match. It was almost like a collage. I was really drawn in by the photographers work because not only did he use scenery that you see in every day life, he made it his own style. He didn’t just¬†stick to one type of method.



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1 Response to Gallery report

  1. rmichals says:

    Well observed and clearly written. I particularly like your observation about the Pillsbury show that it looks like time stopped. Those photographs capture in one image a length of time we would experience as a series of moments.

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