Chelsea: Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present the exhibition “Wally Gilbert: New Black and White Images”. The show opens March 19th and continues through April 6th, 2013. In celebration, a reception will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 4-6 pm and a closing reception will be held Saturday April 6th, 4-6PM.
Wally Gilbert's latest works play with the effects of monochromatic light. These new works range from images taken in his travels, such as the “Roof Tiles – Tuscany” and “Chimneys – Paris” as well at the series of Water Tower studies taken in New York City, to abstractions created by overlapping images in the computer.
A world renowned scientist, Gilbert explores the medium of photography zealously, working in the past primarily with color and focusing on a wide variety of subjects. In this exhibition however, he has omitted color entirely, instead translating all the images into black, white and shades of grey, focusing on the contrast of the forms and shapes, sometimes as pattern, sometimes as objects against a background. Chimneys, roofs, stairs and other architectural elements are most often the subject translated by Gilbert into artistic images enhanced digitally both creatively and scientifically.
The Artist states, “While most of these are photographic images, converted to a grayscale continuum, some of the images were further modified in the computer to alter and to rearrange the dark and light portions in extreme ways. This procedure produces effects akin to the process of solarization that was used with wet photography and creates novel, enhanced views of the world. The printing of these images directly onto aluminum metal emphasizes the contrast between light and dark and brings out the force of the whites and the blacks.”
We hope that you will be able to meet this outstanding artist and share his vision through seeing these incredibly fascinating artworks.
closing reception Saturday April 6, 4-6