Sunday, August 26, 2012


Rocky Neck Gallery's Summer Artist Series is pleased to announce the new show Articulations featuring a series of digital photographic collages by artist Stevie Black.  Articulations opens on Thursday, Aug. 30 and runs until Tuesday, September 18th.
Articulations is a collection of works on paper that confront our fractured sense of things, of world events, of political and social concepts, of science and art, our own human-ness.  These all-over-landscapes (from Alex Katz) are built from many photos, from many places and times of day, and serve as a metaphor for our state of inundation.  From these parts, Black is interested in building wholly new compositions (landscapes) in which the primary concern is for an aesthetic ecology, as filmmaker Stan Brakhage has called it, a sense of equilibrium in the work, where all the parts are functioning in a general system.
Black received his BFA in Photography and Film Studies from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts).  He worked commercially as a Cibachrome color printer for galleries, museums, ad agencies and fine artists throughout much of the 80s.  Black’s work has been exhibited in many group and solo shows, including at the Port of History Museum in Philadelphia and was a prize winner in a Print Club Photography Exhibition and other groups shows.  In the 90s, he transitioned his art practice to mainly drawing, painting and installation using letterforms and visual language as his subject matter.  He was a member of Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia and had several solo and group shows there before returning to New England.
Please join us for an artist reception on Sunday, September 2nd, from 2 -4 PM and meet Stevie Black. 

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