Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography
Opening reception: Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Artist reception: Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm during Scottsdale's ArtWalk
After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. An artist now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera.
She has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Center of Fine Art Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui Festival in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. In addition, her work is held in a number of museum collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including The New Yorker, PDN (cover), the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Lenswork Extended, Shots, Pozytyw, Incandescant, Square and Silvershotz magazines, amongst others.
“I want to create photographs that evoke a universal memory. Photography allows me to find beauty in the mundane, joy in every day life, humor in aging, and the ability to examine a deeper self.” – Aline Smithson
Tilt is pleased to exhibit works by Shootapalooza in conjunction with Aline Smithson's solo show. Shootapalooza will present 5" x 5" images (Metal Prints floated on the wall) in a 5ft x 6ft grid format like a large mosaic.
THEME: What is Nature? - the essential character of our physical universe - What are the qualities inherent in living or non-living objects on land, in the sky, and waters that allow an artist to see and sense more clearly a deeper meaning of the subject within it? What is nature if not a means of greater awareness through our five senses and our responses to them? This theme is not so much about the content of an experience of what, when and where, but of the quality of the experience that carries a deeper perception. What is it about the mountains or rivers that enliven our spirit? How is it that exposure to weather and natural phenomenon, closely observed, elicits a sixth sense, a primordial relationship or unexpected memories?
Some of the artists will be available for conversation on Thursday, February 23, from 7 to 9 pm.
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