Novato Artist Harvey Abernathey Takes Viewers on a Photo Impressionist Journey
The subjective nature of impression is the subject of portfolio exhibit called “The Journey” by Novato photographer, Harvey Abernathey, on display at PhotoCentral in Hayward from October 19th to December 13, 2012.
The photos displayed are a mix of landscape and portrait prints and part of an Advanced Portfolio Workshop facilitated by PhotoCentral under the leadership of Geir Jordahl and Oliver Klink.
During the 7-months intensive workshop, attendees worked towards creating an artistic portfolio of carefully selected images to tell a story that is executed with intent, honesty, discipline and personal vision.
Impressionist painter Jean Claude Monet and his years at Giverny heavily influence Abernathey’s portfolio of 15 images where only hints of a scene open the viewers to creating their own interpretation of the work.
“The subjective factors of this light painting, utilizing color and tone, allow me to evoke an expression of movement, which goes beyond the literal rendition of the subject matter,” said Abernathey.
“I like to find the balance between the subject and the emotion that it evokes. The creativity in my photographic process is equivalent to how I am inspired by my own journeys through the world around me,” he added.
Abernathey also attributes his foray into impressionistic photography through training by photographer, Jimmy Katz and his “Joy to Abstract” workshops at the Point Reyes National Seashore.
“I really appreciate the aspect of this sensory imagery,” said Abernathey. “I encourage you to take a journey of your own visual experience when viewing my images”.
Exhibit: “A Single Step…Begins the Journey”
Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 2012, 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
Dates: Oct. 19th to Dec. 13th, 2012
Location: PhotoCentral Gallery, Lower Level, 1099 E Street, Hayward, California, 94544
Contact: Harvey Abernathey – www.ndphotos.com
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