Fairleigh Dickinson University presents Howard Nathensonís Photography on display at Edward Williams Gallery April 2 to April 27, 2012
Teaneck, NJ (March 12, 2012)≠≠ ó Photographs by Howard Nathenson will be on display at the Edwards Williams Gallery, on Fairleigh Dickinson Universityís Metropolitan Campus from April 2 to April 27, 2012. A reception will be held April 15, 2012, from 2-4 p.m., featuring an accompaniment of chamber music by the All Seasons Chamber Players.
All of the photographic work is based on feeling that people relate their surroundings to their own and other, perhaps imagined, human dramas. The use of a still life venue is as much as a stage, and objects, natural, machine-made or handmade as metaphors for nature and human form. The still life painters in seventeenth century Europe, especially the Spanish Vanitas School, used still lifeís the same way Nathensonís does. In some cases those paintings were outright political or cultural statements.
In many of the photographs there is a use of chiaroscuro: strong, dramatic light and dark, which also adds an element of mystery to the scene. The pure beauty and sensuality of fruit, vegetables, fabrics, vessels, rocks, vines, any small piece of nature is usable on Nathensonís stage.
It is necessary to use a photographic technique that emphasizes texture and detail, so Nathenson uses large format scanned negatives and transparencies, as well as highĖresolution digital camera files. He processes his images as inkjet prints on archival 100% rag, acid free paper. The inks themselves are archival pigment inks.
More information is available on Nathensonís website, http://howardnathensonphoto.com
The Edwards Williams Gallery, located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
For directions or more information call the gallery at 201-692-2449.