Amanda Aton

Show ran from 2/6/2013 to 3/2/2013

Opening Reception Saturday, Feb. 9 from 4-7 pm

For the exhibit I’ll Have the Plain Icing, Amanda Aton writes:

Growing up is hard. You get up every morning, you get older and the whimsy of your youth falls victim to the perpetual motion of life.

It is especially so once you realize life is about tiny details: finding a new apartment or getting your car towed.

The cracks between the excitement is not just glue, it is your life. And here it is.

Jonee Cocchia

Show ran from 2/6/2013 to 3/2/2013

Opening Reception Saturday, Feb. 9 from 4-7 pm

There are scenes that people witness in everyday life which they do not even know they are seeing until the image is captured in a photograph. In this series, Seeing Nothing, the photographer is the spectator, freezing what is happening and presenting it for the viewer to interpret for themselves. The street shots are interactive pieces for the viewer’s mind to run around with. The camera is making the “unseen” visible.

Cocchia, a recent transplant from California,  photographed everything he could after receiving a camera at the age of about thirteen: trash, skateboarders, buildings, cars, and eventually red carpet events, car shows, concerts, album covers, and even weddings and engagements. The artist values what is not always seen by others and loves to be a part of the street and everything it has to offer.

Sue Katz

Show ran from 2/6/2013 to 3/2/2013

Opening Reception Saturday, Feb. 9 from 4-7 pm

In this collection of work entitled Nostalgia, artist Sue Katz has combined her love of bright and unusual colors with her affinity for the retro images of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Each of the elements, not randomly chosen, has its own reason for being in the space which it owns. The artist considers the entire piece carefully and takes into consideration the space and color surrounding it. The elements are funky and fun, but also gives the viewer a feeling of nostalgia. Perhaps the art brings us back to a time when things were easy and innocent; a time that we might like to re-visit if we had such a chance.
Katz uses many images from her childhood-old photos of family and vacations in the Catskills. Through these personal images, as well as the use of connective color, viewers are treated to a window on the past.