Urbanesque Exhibit: Mixed Media and Photographic Works
*Reception for the artists: Saturday, August 18 from 6-8pm.*
Highlighting three artists’ perspectives of various elements of New York City, Urbanesque Exhibit opens at Alex Ferrone Gallery on the North Fork Saturday, August 11 and runs through September 16, 2018. Featured are photographic and mixed media works by regional artists – Robert Mielenhausen, Mike McLaughlin and Pamela Waldroup. The Gallery will celebrate the exhibition with a public reception for the artists on Saturday, August 18 from 6-8pm.
Exploring the convergence of photography with representational painting, Robert Mielenhausen’s Bike Works series explores the cycle as a sculpture form in a two-dimensional space. Personal and specific to Manhattan and evoking intimacy of the street, light, textures and grit are embodied in his mixed media pieces.
An admirer of modern architecture, fine art photographer Mike McLaughlin’s new Architectural Extractions series emphasizes the solitary beauty of classical and modern buildings. With a desire to honor the spare, clean lines of the architectural aesthetic, McLaughlin has removed the crowded urban environments from a scene to encourage the viewer to focus on the detail of a structure’s form and ornament.
Taking a more geometric approach to our beloved City, fine art photographer Pamela Waldroup captures repetitive patterns and shapes from varied angles to prompt the viewer to take a closer look at striking elements. Photographing in black-and-white, Waldroup uses dramatic light and shadow and exaggerated perspective to create images of dynamic movement and peaceful stability.
“Urbanesque” Gallery Talk: Join the artists on Sunday, August 26 from 1:00-3:00 PM for a free Gallery Talk to hear the discussion about their works in the exhibit. Reservations are required for the Talk.