A Fine Art Photography Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina
We are thrilled to enter of 2012 year with some new represented artists to share. Timothy Pakron was the director’s choice award winner for our most recent juried exhibition, Manipulated, juried by Ariel Shanberg. When the show closed we just couldn’t let the works go, and decided that we would represent these stunning hand altered works. Since, Timothy has sent us a selection of stunning, unique, hand altered works that must be seen. All works are 1 of a kind, and are priced at $1,100. Please contact the gallery for additional sales information, or if you would like to set up a viewing.
The artist states:
“I have always been fascinated by portraiture. To me, a successful portrait has a presence. It has weight. The portrait evokes the emotional presence of the subject as well as the viewer. In my exploration, the defining goal is to create a portrait that becomes an experience to view. By using the familiarity of the face as the template, my process involves hand painting the developer in the darkroom, intentionally revealing specific, desired aspects of the face in the negative. Doing so creates a stark negative space that gives the portrait a lucidity. Instead of creating a realistic, straight from film portrait, I am more interested in exploring how the original image can be brought to the surface in alternative ways. The portraits embody their own unique strangeness. I enable the viewer to process impressions of a face, and of the shape of a head. I am comfortable with the viewer ultimately feeling uncomfortable. My job as an artist is to challenge the viewer. Make the viewer see differently, think differently, and most importantly, feel differently.
Additional images can be seen on our web site under the “Representing” portfolio. Pakron was recently featured online on the German blog ignant, as well as on Juxtapoz Magazine. Additionally, he will be a part of a group exhibition in July, stay tuned for more details and keep coming back for features coming soon on additional represented artists and works!