Through the Lens
Featuring: Patricia Brock, James Cullop, Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Trotter Hardy, Amira Karaoud, and Aravind Vinayakan.
Dates: October 1 – November 28, 2021
“Through The Lens” at KORE Gallery will feature the work of seven photographers from across the Countryexhibiting photographs that explore our inner feelings and emotions from images they have captured. Oftentimes these images will generate feelings of solitude and peacefulness and for others anxiety and mystery. We hope to present work that leads the viewer to their own feelings and thoughts!
Patricia Brock: I am a natural and available light photographer and strive to capture the images as they look with the play of light, shadow, and color. Believing that artists should always be evolving and elevating their work, my work has transitioned into semi-abstract images with bright colors that stimulate strong feelings: joy, contentment, delight. Using various materials such as archival photopaper, metallic papers, canvas, acrylic, and brushed aluminum my images are presented at their best.
James Cullop: I am a Fine Art photographer using digital photography to create photographs that evoke a dreamy or moody emotion through the use of shadows and depth of field, drawing you into the scene. Seeing an image in my head and creating that vision is both challenging and rewarding.
While Fine Art can be subjective, I feel nature and landscape photography lends itself to many artistic possibilities such as minimalistic images, sunrises, sunsets and macro photography. All of which can fall within the Fine Art category. My art is displayed through a variety of processes and surfaces such as Aluminum sublimation prints, UV Printing (aluminum base) and traditional photographic prints presented in mattes and frames.
Suspended capture the fantastic and extraordinary of circus performers.COVID isolation allowed me to capture the lives of great daring and relentless hard work, but also the feeling of what family is to the circus performers. An inclusive family that extends beyond borders and trust is key for its bonding.
Carlos Gamez de Francisco: In my work, I am inquiring about the problematic and subjective notion of power by altering the historical role of portraits in society. For centuries, portraiture was used as a method for the bourgeoisie to demonstrate their wealth and success through the use of extravagant decorations and garments. My intention in this series is to deconstruct the representation of power and opulence. These photographs respond to the need to portray ordinary people of Cuba. The models, apparently dressing in sumptuous costumes were using regular objects found in their homes such as curtains, table covers, bedspreads, plastic bags, clothes pegs, and stainless steel scouring pads. The photographs ironically recreate what power means by using repurposed objects to depict minorities(people in conditions of poverty, with special needs, from different genders and races). This series is about the uncertainty of what real power means and who has it. It presents critical issues that tend to remain silent. It is about repurposing the meaning of power and constructing hope. The hope to be, the hope to succeed, and the hope of being remembered
Trotter Hardy: My photographs attend to pattern and design, exhibiting visual elegance and sometimes mystery. Many of them are spare, and even when a particular image is not so spare, the overall subject almost always hesitates on the border between restful solitude and uneasy loneliness. Most of my images are representational—things captured in nature in the ordinary way, with an ordinary camera—even though they emphasize shape and contrast and texture over image content. In some recent work, an image might explore the fraught relationship between reality and artifice, using representational images combined with computer-generated surroundings and context.
Amira Karaoud: Is a photojournalist based in Louisville, KY. Karaoud is passionate about telling stories of tight-knit communities of women who thrive on finding their own authenticities and creating connections around their subculture. Karaoud is a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo. Her work has appeared in: Reuters, Reuters TV, New York Times, Bloomberg, PBS, KET, CBS News, Yahoo News, LEO Louisville, Aljazeera America.
Aravind Vinayakan: Aravind is a photographer from Louisville, Kentucky. He was a dweller of North Carolina for four years while pursuing a degree in Communications Design at Elon University. It was during his time at Elon that he first fell in love with photography. Aravind is fascinated by the ways in which human beings shape the world around them and strives to capture beauty in the mundane.