‘Form in Light’ Gallery Opening
Snap! Downtown presented the opening night of ‘Form in Light.’ Visions of beauty in nature, habitat and urbanism from six spectacular artists.
SNAP! DOWNTOWN GALLERY : ‘Form in Light’ featured works by Luis Lazo and Drew Doggett.
OG1 GALLERY : ‘Dans la Nature’ featured works by Tom Chambers, Elicia Edijanto, Martin Stranka.
OG2 GALLERY : ‘Intersection’ featured works by Michael Rothwell.
Snap! Downtown, 420 E. Church Street. Orlando, 32801.
About the Artists:
Luis A Lazo was born in Chile, raised in London and has lived in the south of France before moving to the US. Currently based in Miami, Luis Lazo has worked on feature films as well as photographing for publications such as Harpers, GQ, Queens, The Telegraph and Premiere Magazine. He had solo and group exhibits in England, France, Amsterdam, USA and was awarded Viewbook Photostory’s First Prize in the conceptual category.
Drew Doggett’s first series in color, 'Ephemeral Shores', explores an extraordinary stretch of Pacific coastline containing the remains of an ancient spruce forest recently revealed by a series of violent storms. Doggett’s photography has earned recognition from collectors around the world.
Tom Chambers’ 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 has inspired photographers for decades set the stage for Chambers’ constructed images. He adds text 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.
Indonesian artist Elicia Edijanto captures the 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.
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.
Orlando photographer Michael Rothwell worked in the film & television industry for over 25 years. He strives to express and create an aesthetic that has a painterly feel.