Of course this assumes that the present viewer and their place in the world white, western is inevitably the norm against which other experiences, other places, must be understood; everything else is, in short, Other.
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In fact, what the pictures assert above anything else is the particular continuity of that way of life; the thread of its history appears to have survived intact. The enclosed nature of that life, an apparent completeness, means that we and Litt must remain cultural voyeurs.
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Against that however, is the resolute attention Litt pays to the incidental character of this largely imagined place, its daily textures and shadings. In effect, he builds his narrative around these rather unspectacular details, so that the more picturesque elements — such as traditional costumes, and even the showy grandeur of landscape itself — stand out in sharp relief, but are at the same time decidedly undercut by the presence of images that run counter to these mythical set pieces.
Such places have a tenacious hold on the imagination, we continue reaching out to them even knowing that are unattainable or that they are fatally compromised by the incursion of reality. The other effect of this reticence is to challenge the potential exoticism of his subject matter, even as he brings us — forcefully, if subtly — back to our persistent fascination with the Other. By playing with our expectations in this way and also, though not incidentally, creating a genuinely sympathetic portrait of this place, wherever it is, Litt offers an alternative route out of the deadlock of a photographer pursuing an age-old fascination of the medium, one that has begun to seem increasingly burdened by its own ugly heritage.
Few places in the world still seem to instil a true sense of distance today; through a proliferation of information, images and travel, even those places geographically far from us can be easily reached both virtually and physically.
As a result, Horsehead Nebula manifests itself into a series of exceptionally quiet and astute observations of a region vastly unknown to myself and to some degree Litt as well. At points I encounter familiar scenes in the smaller details of everyday life; dusty roads, washing hung out to dry, a TV satellite and a window, framed by golden drapes with a plant sat on its sill.
These all seem known to me yet are then offset with reminders that this place is wildly more unfamiliar than it is familiar to me; a monolithic metal horse head, inhabitants in traditional dress and nomadic horses in endlessly vast landscapes are far removed from what I call home. So much so that unless I consciously pursued further knowledge, this place would forever remain in a space hung somewhere between the real and the imagined.
Far from holding this against it, finishing the book feels subtly cathartic and where some may find it frustrating, for myself, places such as the one photographed should remain in this tentative space.
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If we had been allowed anything more than what Litt has presented to us, the narrative would move wholly into the realm of the real, and the enticing curiosity that is sustained throughout the book would be diminished. Yet at the same time there remained, and still does, an inkling of hesitation and if someone was to ask me nearly anything of this place, I would struggle to say anything of concrete value.
In order to realize this, the photographic medium is undoubtly one of the most appropriate while it maintains a link with reality in a much stronger way than any other medium. Nothing is harder than to escape from evidence. Scott Glaser paints: contemporary realism; photorealism; trompe l'oeil; figurative; abstract; portraits; murals.
His latest commision was a 4'x8' mural for the reception area of China Merchants Bank's newest floor on Madison Avenue. He recently created the largest outdoor mural ever produced for the city of Stamford. Glaser also was one of 88 artists from the tri-state area asked to create a piano for the Sing For Hope Pop Up Piano Exhibit - the largest outdoor public art installation ever exhibited in the five boroughs of New York. He is a member of the VIA Team Visuals Innovate the Arts for the 21st Century - a select group of artists from the tri-state area assembled to create, promote and advance the state of art in public places.
Scott attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City in the early 70's, double-majoring in painting and advertising. Glaser lives in Westport with his wife and four dogs. My mission is to paint precisely what I see. About : Lois Goglia has exhibited artwork as close as her hometown in Cheshire, Connecticut, and as far away as Mexico and South Korea. She has won prizes both nationally and internationally.
Lois has also written reviews for Art New England Magazine. She has been investigating the relationship between Art and Science for over twenty-five years.
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Later, animal X-rays were supplemented with human X-rays donated to by medical professionals and researchers.. While sitting in the treatment room one day, my eyes fixated on an X-ray od a dog mounted on a light box hanging on a wall across the room. I found the animal image beautiful. Its value contrasts, textures, and anatomical shapes made the X-rays visually compelling.
Medical professionals and researchers soon expanded my X-ray art vocabulary by providing me with human X-rays, ultrasound radiographs, mammograms, X-rays of DNA sequencing gels, and X-rays of cells growing in Petri dishes. Over the last twenty- five years I have cut and pasted X-rays, painted on X-rays, sutured X-rays, photographed X-rays, and collaged X-rays, and used computer technology to modify them.
I draw ideas from my education and experience in life sciences, engineering, business and just life. Topics related to human experience and condition inspire me. I have always liked fixing and creating things. I developed a special love for wood early in life that inspired me to take up wood sculpting professionally. Wood sculptures and reliefs constitute most of my work. I design my sculptures holistically to be interesting from all directions.
The outlines project flow and closure and bases are integrated with the sculptures.
After conceptualization and sketching I experiment with constructing models. Finally, the wood provides inspiration for the rest. I use a single block of wood in most instances, however, have utilized multiple types of wood when the piece calls for variations in textures or grains. I also work with epoxy clay and sea glass to create complex concepts. I hope you will enjoy my art as much as I have enjoyed creating it. Artist Statement: I have continuously been involved in the arts as a painter — dividing my day between his architectural practice and painting.
I believe both arts complement each other and reinforce the creative process. My years as an architect have influenced my art and informed my work. The paintings and drawings begin with a formal linear structure. The Grid is then manipulated, changed and removed. I use transparency, overlapping shapes and images.
My painting aims at a joyful and playful celebration of color— embracing excess.
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