Gerald Pisarzowski: Art and Alchemy

 

Please join us Saturday, March 24, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Gerald Pisarzowski: Art and Alchemy. The exhibition will run through Saturday, April 21, 2012. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.

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Scott's Falls #1, ON

 

Canadian photographer Gerald Pisarzowski has made a career of working in the art and alchemy of platinum printing. As a photographic medium, platinum prints have long been admired for their rich and delicate tonal scale and unmatched archival quality, and Pisarzowski ultimately exploits these benefits to his advantage. Fascinated with the juxtaposition of hard and soft forms, movement and scale, light and darkness, he prefers to work in areas he knows best, returning over time to get beyond the obvious and explore the more intrinsic qualities of his subjects.

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Stones and Surf, CA

 

In addition to his own work, Pisarzowski conducts workshops in both landscape photography and the art of platinum printing, as well as printing for a wide range of his photographic contemporaries. Though he received his education at the University of Toronto, his photographic training came through a myriad of self-taught practices and formal and informal venues, including courses at Humber College and Ryerson Institute of Technology; workshops with Fred Picker, Freeman Patterson and Elizabeth Siegfried; and private study with Paul Hoeffler.

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Lobster Head Cove, NF

 

Gerald has had a number of solo and group exhibitions in galleries in Canada and in the United States. His award winning work is included in a number of corporate and private collections as well as in the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the City of Toronto Archives.

 

FF12-PS_FINALSpecial Event: In conjunction with the 2012 FotoFest Biennial, now underway in Houston, we are also please to announce a special book signing event with gallery photographers Frank Yamrus, Renate Aller, 21st Editions and others on Saturday, March 24 from 11 am to 1 pm.


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