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Your weekend: We’ve got One Eye Open

Submitted by on 1, August 12, 2010 – 4:50 amNo Comment

"Blue Snail" (2004) by Michael Singman-Aste

The Island is proud to announce that our own in-house art guru, Michael Singman-Aste, is one of five photographers featured in a group art show opening Friday.

His work is part of a show titled One Eye Openthat opens with a reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday in the K Gallery at Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue. The show is up through October 2, and gallery hours are from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and the second Fridays of each month, and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and the remaining Fridays of the month.

Michael says d’Arcy Bruno “gave herself a real curatorial challenge” by asking the photographers featured in the show to offer their favorite photos. Of his work, he says:

To me, photography is less about capturing a moment than gaining a new perspective on quotidian subjects by observing them out of context. This is achieved through close-ups which obscure the subject’s environment and scale, the use of dim lighting, digital collage, and a smattering of Photoshop. When you get up close to the perceived ordinary, or glance around as you hurry to work, you may be surprised by the subjects hidden in plain sight.

In addition to Michael, the show features artists Jan Erion, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Joanne Clapp-Fullagar, Jan Watten and Ed Holmes, plus a special installation from the Laslow Beandip School of Jalopy Photography. The show celebrates the joy of photography. It’s free and open to the public.

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