Opening December 9
Garrison Art Center
Garrison Art Center is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographic works by artist Steven Edson. This body of work, entitled Road Paint is a selection of photographs which explore the artist’s interest in the painted lines and shapes found in almost every modern-day road system.
The exhibition provides a close up look at the lines and shapes on ordinary asphalt roads and is a study of how “paint” has influenced Edson’s vision as a photographer. “In this personal exploration, each photograph carries multiple levels of interpretation, whether viewed literally, figuratively or abstractly,” states Edson. Road Paint is a series of archival pigment prints that bring attention to color, texture and the abstract while maintaining fundamental elements such as form, color and composition.
Edson was born in New York City and raised in New Rochelle. Much of his early years were spent in New York City and Westchester County, where he explored with a camera in tow. As his interest in photography grew, so did the need to expand his visual narrative. While travelling the globe, Edson used still photography to explore people, places and objects. Edson’s dedication to the medium, for over 35 years, reinforces the power of the still photograph and the stories they communicate. Edson received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Road Paint will be on view in the Balter Gallery at The Riverside Galleries concurrently with the juried PHOTOcentric Exhibition in the Gillette Gallery. Both bodies of work will be on view from December 9 through January 7, 2018.