Archway Gallery presents Larry Garmezy: Finding Equilibrium opening reception
Although Finding Equilibrium began as an exploration of the patterns, textures, and colors found in the pristine waters of natural springs, midway through this adventure artist Larry Garmezy’s thoughts shifted to the demands placed on these waters as they meander downstream through the human world. This exhibition ends with a suite of images designed to challenge the viewer with the question, “When are WE too many?” Are we, in fact, losing equilibrium?
Finding Equilibrium was also the title of the last image of Garmezy’s previous exhibition at Archway Gallery, Orogenesis, which focused on the “solid” forms of mountain landscapes, ephemeral on a time scale only a geologist can appreciate. This time around he studied waterscapes in and around natural springs that change in the blink of an eye. This fluid environment is designed for the photographic art form. Whereas the human eye can see the motion created by the upwelling of water, it takes a mechanical shutter to “freeze” the scene, revealing the composition in all its glory and novelty.
Through digital deconstruction of details the fundamental form and texture, color and light emerge. Seeing rhythms in the natural world is an offshoot of Garmezy’s geologic background and much of his work captures the unusual and subtle patterns he finds at every scale of observation from the microscopic to the grand panorama.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through February 4, 2016.