copyright Scott Mathews
Within the artistic genre of landscape, documentary and still-live photography, the subject of water and all of its related forms is one of the classic themes. The subject of water has continued to evolve into contemporary art due to its metaphoric potential as representing one of the basic essences of life, thus carries the capability to visually represent a multitude of feelings and conditions.
This exhibition is an investigation of all of the conditions of water; whether it is a foggy day, the mist of a cold rain or a cascading waterfall runoff, and for this winter season, both ice and snow. This exhibition is inclusive of the events that occur in conjunction with water; how we as individuals, both directly or indirectly, interact with the various conditions and effects of water.
This is a broad interpretation of the myriad ways that visual symbols of water are investigated, whether the “modern” unadorned nature or the urban human landscape, as an abstract concept or a straight rendition while being created using digital capture, film or other analog techniques.
The fourteen artists in this exhibition include: Paul Anderson, Roger Bennett, Beatta Bosworth, Jan Brueckner, Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Bill Collins, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, Jim McKinniss, Marc Plouffe, Diane Reeves, Robert Staeck and Douglas Stockdale. I have arranged the images alphabetically by last name. All images are Copyright © by each individual artist/photographer, with websites if available by clicking on the name when highlighted.
The exhibition is open only to members of Photographers Exchange and it is our custom (contrary to practice for other exhibits) to include some of the curator’s images as well, if only to call attention to yet another particular artistic perspective.
Douglas Stockdale, Associate Editor & exhibition curator