FORM IN LIGHT
Snap! Downtown presents ‘Form in Light’ – visions of beauty in nature, habitat and urbanism, featuring works by Drew Doggett and Luis Lazo. Also on view at OG1 Gallery : ‘Dans la Nature’ (In Nature) – with works by Tom Chambers, Martin Stranka, Elicia Edijanto, and at OG2 Gallery : ‘Intersection’ – with works by Michael Rothwell.
Searching for rarely seen subjects, Drew Doggett has traveled to remote corners of the world to photograph and chronicle, people and places that are truly remarkable. Drew Doggett’s fine art photography, notable for its striking fusion of ethnography and classical beauty, has earned recognition from collectors around the world.
Luis Lazo is an internationally awarded, published and exhibited photographer. He won the prestigious International Viewbook PhotoStory Award, as well as the Agfa Portrait Photographer Award. He has had solo and group exhibits in England, France, Amsterdam, and USA. Luis Lazo was born in Chile, raised in London and has lived in the south of France, before moving to the US. He currently resides in Miami. He gained his Honors Degree in Visual Communication from the University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
Chambers’ new work is inspired by the austere and striking landscape of Iceland. The rolling green hills, moody skies, rocky vistas, the flora and fauna of a country that have set the stage for Tom’s constructed images. Added are texts from Allen Chamberlain’s Iceland poetry to create painterly and metaphoric constructions that speak to nature, memory, and possibility. Tom Chambers was born and raised on a farm in the Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Tom has received a variety of awards, as well as the fellowships from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Martin Stranka, whose images exist in that narrow window between dreaming and awakening, won numerous international photography awards including Professional Photographer of the Year, Sony World Photography Awards, EISA Photo Maestro, and International Photo Awards two years in a row. Stranka’s work was presented in prestigious galleries such as Saatchi Gallery and Robert Fontaine Gallery, exhibited alongside Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Helmut Newton, and Albert Watson.
Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto captures unique connection between animals and children using only black and white watercolors. Small, vulnerable children stand alongside creatures of the wild, elephants, wolves and bears with peace and confidence. Those dreamlike-scenes are tranquil and contemplative. “Nature inspires me. My subjects are often children and animals because they are sincere, unprejudiced and unpretentious. There’s an innate relationship between them. Our children sing songs about animals, they have toy animals, they have books about animals, and they dream about animals. My hope is that my art will remind us of how human-nature relationship is supposed to be, beautiful and harmonious.” says Elicia.
Fine art photographer Michael Rothwell creates large scale photographic work, blending architecture, perspective and movement to achieve an painterly visual aesthetic. Rothwell is based in Orlando, and has worked in the film and television industry for over 25 years.