Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Rocky Neck Gallery Summer Artist Series featuring:

Figures in Motion
June 8 - 21, 2011

Formation I

"Michael Seif’s sensual swimmers, ... hold enough odd beauty in their familiarity ...  to make us see the extraordinary in common vistas."

Carol McCusker
Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA

Rocky Neck Gallery launches the 2011 season opening this Wednesday, June 8th at 11 AM. The gallery features art from 26 local and regional artists and also introduces an exciting new program: SUMMER ARTISTS SERIES.  This series showcases 9 juried solo exhibits of national and local artists.  Each show runs for two weeks providing novel, provocative, and fresh artwork throughout the summer.

The first show is RNG's photographer Michael Seif and his evocative, sensual photographs capturing figures in water: 

I photograph the figure in water to convey the beauty and grace of the human being in motion.  In water, surface swirls and glinting sunlight are telltale signs of motion, revealing an active, living creature of nature.  By photographing from above, I change the normal perspective, so figures appear to soar, fall, dance, weave in and out of each other's paths. They become schools of fish, or falling angels, a corps de ballet, or a whole other organism comprised of multiple bodies.

Out of the Light

Michael will be showing recent work shot at abandoned water-filled granite quarries around New England.  His photographs have been shown throughout the northeast and nationally and are in many private collections.  Michael is represented by the New Era Gallery in Vinalhaven, Maine, 13Forest Gallery in Arlington, Massachusetts and is also a juried member of the Rockport Art Association in Rockport, Massachusetts.


Please join us this Saturday night, June 11, for a reception starting at 5 PM celebrating the opening of the gallery exhibiting the members' work along with this stimulating new summer series.  Michael will give an artist talk at 7 PM showing more of his "figures in motion."

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