FIRE ESCAPES, WATERFRONTS & ROOFTOPS AS URBAN LANDSCAPE
Emerging artist/photographer Eugene Hyon
will exhibit sepia tone and digital color photographs for one week in Steve Cannon’s art gallery at A Gathering of the Tribes, located at 285 East 3rd Street, 2nd floor, between Avenues C & D, starting Friday, January 18 and ending Friday, January 25, 2013; exhibition hours: 11:00AM–5:00PM. Evening Reception Party will be held on Friday, January 18 between the hours of 6:00PM–10:00PM.
The theme of the exhibit is a photographic series that calmly observes those features that make buildings part of an urban landscape, which on the surface is man-made in structure, yet is made physically natural and spiritually alive in its use and occupation by people.
I create with a painter’s eye for composition. Each photo is evidence of the patience required to get things just right and my attention to craft and detail is what holds a viewer’s attention. Stillness, elegance and classical proportion are the stylistic characteristics that make my photographic compositions. A viewer never senses overweening intention or manipulated intervention. What is uplifting occurs simply and as a result of patient witness in which that kernel of hope ultimately shines through. Soulfulness is that crucial element that prevents my photography from becoming lost in the noise of the temporary and trivial.
The gallery at A Gathering of the Tribes was chosen for its strong sense of history, artistic neighborhood atmosphere and relevance to the exhibit’s photographic subject matter. The popularly known “Tribes” on the Lower East Side was founded by Steve Cannon, author, well-known mentor of emerging contemporary artists and an iconic figure of the Lower East Side art scene.