Visit the auditorium corridor to view Dave Montgomery’s sixth solo photo show at Collington. “Twofers” displays pairings of photographs that I have taken.
The origin of many of the diptychs may be clear; e.g. the “Cairo Market” names the site of my photographs; but appreciation of several others may be helped with more description: The “Kitchen X” uses two different views of a grapefruit corer that I found in Maryland’s Sandy Spring Museum. “Aligned” pairs two pictures that I shot in Xian, China. One, the terra-cotta army, thousands of life-size, hand-molded figures, is known world-wide. The other paired photo was snapped in a nearby tourist store. “Spears” started on a slope of Oregon’s Crater Lake with fumaroles that were formed under sheets of volcanic pumice. The associated spear head I captured at the Sandy Spring Museum.
The exhibit is scheduled to hang through December 2021.
Have you walked in the Auditorium Corridor lately? Here is a reason to tread it again.
This is Dave Montgomery’s fifth show in a Collington corridor. Other work by Dave is displayed in the third-floor meeting room.
This show represents an extreme step in my moving away from “straight” photography. Each piece started as a photograph that I captured in my usual single-lens reflex camera, but I copied the digital image into my computer in order to make it more abstract and more attractive in the process. Yes, this is Photoshop. I hope the fun that I had in the procedure shows in the product.
The results show an unusual combination of experimentation and judgment. After trying out a photo manipulation on the computer screen, I had to decide what else I might do to make the appearance better according to my own perspicacity. I was often surprised, and – often enough – pleasantly surprised by the experiment.
The show will be up until mid-December. All works are printed with archival inks. Matting uses archival materials. A percentage of any sales goes to the Residents’ Association. Contact Dave at extension 5079 or email@example.com.
If the auditorium corridor is not in your usual traffic pattern these days, make a special point to walk down it. Marion Robbins has a show of her photographs on display. Of the total 18 pictures, 16 were taken around the Collington campus. Mostly close-ups, the show gets you close to nature. A noteworthy feature of these photos is that they were captured on Marion’s mobile phone. The quality of the show points out the importance of having a “good eye.” You do not need a professional single-lens reflex camera (SLR) if you know how and when to click the shutter of a more personal camera.. (You may be better off with a phone.) Marion’s show demonstrates that she is observant.
A hint on viewing pictures in the show: while the color is obvious, look particularly at the texture.