428 E. 6th Street
New Albany, IN 47150
Gallery Hours: Sat, 2:00 – 5:00 pm; and by appointment
Show Dates: September 25 – November 25, 2015
Events: Opening Reception: October 10; 2:00-4:00 pm (Artist Talk at 4:30-5:30 pm); Second Reception: October 16, 6:00-9:00 pm
Participating Artists: Christopher Fryer and David Modica
Christopher Fryer is a Tennessee native living in Louisville with his wife, Caitlin, and working as a photojournalist in Southern Indiana for the News and Tribune. Fryer holds an associates degree in visual communications from Nashville State Community College and a bachelors degree in photojournalism from Western Kentucky University.
Fryer’s photographs are a combination of daily newspaper and personal work. The personal work is a color film photography project where just one frame is committed to each subject. The single-frame approach is a direct reaction to the newspaper work, where dozens, and sometimes hundreds, of photographs are taken on a single assignment. This project is also more often than not void of a human presence, instead focusing on color, composition and light, again, a reaction to the newspaper work where a person is often the first focus.
David Modica is a native of the Louisville, Kentucky area, currently residing in New Albany, Indiana. A photographer for nearly 30 years, David’s work is expressed in traditional black and white silver gelatin prints; made by hand in his own darkroom.
Modica’s personal work tends to be thematic and project-based. He enjoys capturing places and buildings of historical significance as well as the urban landscape. His affinity for old buildings takes him west to photograph ghost towns to capture the energy of those once thriving towns and as a means of preserving their rightful place in history. In addition to his ongoing project of western ghost towns, David captured the beauty of the Bourbon Stock Yards in Louisville just prior to its demolition. He recently completed a project in New Albany for the 2013 city bicentennial that opened in October 2013 at the Carnegie Center.
David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University and studied photography formally at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn (Chicago), Illinois. He is a founding member of PYRO, an artist’s cooperative gallery in Louisville, where he has served as Business Director and Treasurer. David’s personal work is held in many private collections and on display in many corporations throughout the region. His work of the Stock Yards is part of the fine arts collection at the University of Louisville Photo Archives.
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