NOTES ON SURFACE: PHOTOGRAPHY/PAINTING
An open discussion on surface as it pertains to contemporary photography and painting, where surface can be treated as a point of transparency. Applying to painting the methodologies of systematic value control that one would use in the dark room, such as dodging and burning, the conversation will consider the potential to access the space behind or below a surface, real or imagined. In this context, Opera discusses his own work and the concerns that have fed his development over the past five years, as well as the work of other contemporaries and painters that intuitively have investigated surface since the mid 20th century, such as Morris Louis.
Synthetic polymers on linen
67 x 51 inches image
courtesy of the artist and Joe Sheftel Gallery