Michael Eastman's Urban Luminosity opens at Heather Gaudio Fine Art

New Canaan
Nov 14, 2013

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of large-scale photographs from American photographer Michael Eastman’s Urban Luminosity series. Taken throughout Asia and North America over a four-year period, the images portray urban architectural landmarks in nighttime scenes. Eastman achieves a dreamlike effect in his work and discovered that “photographing at night is like entering a whole new world.” This exhibition, the artist’s second solo show at the gallery, will open with a reception on Thursday, November 14 from 5pm to 7pm.
 
Barry Friedman Ltd. featured Urban Luminosity at Art Miami 2012 and the series received widespread acclaim building upon Michael Eastman’s recognition among art connoisseurs and art enthusiasts alike. “Taking the familiar elements of daily urban living and focusing our attention on the very building blocks of which they are comprised is a cornerstone of Michael Eastman’s oeuvre,” said Carole Hochman, director, Barry Friedman Ltd. “It is evident yet again in this collection of works as they document contemporary architecture in modern cities, capturing still moments of a fast-paced environment.”
 
In the series, Eastman explores how light plays off abstract surfaces at night and chooses varied subject matter including iconic works by architectural masters Eero Saarinen and Frank Gehry. Eastman pays homage to his hometown of St. Louis by capturing The Gateway Arch and offers a nod to the 50th anniversary of the monument’s construction. The series also brings Manhattan into view with a dreamlike shot of the Tourneau building.
 
“Almost all of the Urban Luminosity photographs are made after dark and therefore require very long exposures (up to ten minutes), says Eastman. “Therefore, it is difficult, if not impossible, to pre-visualize the image. When the processed negatives are scanned and the image appears on the computer screen, the results are revealed for the first time. It is a very compelling moment, as the previously unseen subtle traces of light and faint reflections emerge as stunningly bold fields of color and unexpected compositions.”

 

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday; 11am to 5pm; and by appointment.

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