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We are pleased to announce the upcoming exhibitions in The Riverside Galleries: opening Saturday, December 9 will be two shows that celebrate the way our visual world is explored and observed by many different photographers. In the Balter Gallery will be Road Paint, a solo series of photographic works by Steven Edson which explores the artist’s interest in the painted lines and shapes found in almost every modern-day road system. PHOTOcentric, our international juried photography exhibition, featuring 50 works selected by juror Francis M. Naumann, will be shown in the Gillette Gallery.
Road Paint provides a close up and unexpected look at the lines and shapes on ordinary asphalt roads and is a study of how paint has influenced Edson’s vision as a photographer. “In this personal exploration, each photograph carries multiple levels of interpretation, whether viewed literally, figuratively or abstractly,” states Edson. Road Paint is a series of archival pigment prints that bring attention to color, texture and the abstract while maintaining fundamental elements such as form, color and composition. Edson was born in New York City and raised in New Rochelle. Much of his early years were spent in New York City and Westchester County, where he explored with a camera in tow. As his interest in photography grew, so did the need to expand his visual narrative. While travelling the globe, Edson used still photography to explore people, places and objects. Edson’s dedication to the medium, for over 35 years, reinforces the power of the still photograph and the stories they communicate. Edson received his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.