Shards of Illusion: Photomontages by Mark Guglielmo
When: June 14-30, 3013
What: Artist Reception: June 14: 5-8 pm: Arts Night Out
Where: A.P.E. GALLERY
126 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-5, Fri 12-8
Reality is subjective. Held together by fragments of memory stored in the depths of our unconscious, it can be shattered at the slightest provocation. This series of photomontages examines this fragility, an essential aspect of the human condition. I use a traditional film camera and 5” x 7” doubles from negatives as raw materials. My process is simple. Like a child on the floor with a jigsaw puzzle in hand, I cut, tape, layer, and shape images of the physical world to assemble my truth, to explore universal truth, and to create a way of seeing the unseen.
Shown: Albero Della Vita, 2013, C-prints & tape, 78" x 60"
This exhibit is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council