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Monday, February 25, 2013

Laurie McCormick Has Best Portfolio


Early Morning B-rush
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Still Point Art Gallery is currently showing Ordinary Everyday Objects. Photographer Laurie McCormick received the award Best in Show—Portfolio for six images in the exhibition that are from her extensive series, Miniature Moments in My Daily Life. (Three of these are shown to the left.) 




Rockin' Out
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These images utilize everyday objects like toothpaste, cereal and milk, and an ipod as well as miniature figures to explore activities and events of everyday living. Any viewer is sure to find him or herself in at least one of the images in this series, thus getting an opportunity for self-observation and reflection. These images are powerful in their ability to point to what lies beyond everyday objects to the depth of feelings and attitudes often hidden by our objects.



The Cheerios Affair
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Laurie McCormick has been interested in photography for her entire life. She developed her skills as a photographer by attending classes at several different colleges around the country. However, with the purchase of her Digital Canon 5D, photography became a much more serious matter and her photography skills and interests developed very quickly. Among other things, this camera gave her the creative capacity to travel within the United States and worldwide and satisfy her desire to encapsulate the essence of a place.

McCormick describes her art in this way:
Photography is my continuous lesson of living in the moment. Not looking back at the fading light or turned head; just keeping it real with what is now, in the present. I capture that moment as I see it from my angle and I bring my unique personal history to that instant when I capture each photograph. . . . What pleases me most is how my pictures illicit strong responses from those that view them. It brings me great satisfaction to please and entertain others. This is what gives me purpose.

McCormick’s work, along with that of twenty-nine other artists, may be viewed through April 30, 2013 in Still Point Art Gallery’s online exhibition.

McCormick's website.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Still Point Art Gallery Opens ORDINARY EVERYDAY OBJECTS


Take a look at the ordinary everyday objects you see every ordinary day. Objects small or large. Objects red, blue, or yellow; black or white. Objects hard or soft, old or new, shiny or dull. Objects for home, school, or work. Objects expendable; objects remarkable. Objects found, bought, or given. All sorts of objects…ordinary everyday objects.
View the Exhibition

Rau Ebarb Landor Keegin Teague  

Honored artists for this exhibition are:

McCormick
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Laurie McCormick, Best in Show—Portfolio.
McCormick is from Los Angeles, California.
The six images in the exhibition are from
her series, Miniature Moments in My Daily Life.
website
Parke
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Leslie Parke, Best in Show—Single Image. 
Parke is from Cambridge, New York.
Her winning image is China in the Ocean.
website

Hill
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Irene Hill, Best Photograph or Digital Artwork.
Hill is from Atlantis, Florida.
Her winning image is Fading Into the Past.
 
Gerr
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Maya Gerr, Best Painting or Drawing.
Gerr is from Newton, Massachusetts.
Her winning image is Cabbages.
website
Munteanu
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Leyla Aysel Munteanu, Best Three-Dimensional
or Mixed-Media Artwork.

Munteanu is from Windsor, Ontario in Canada.
Her winning image is Size 38.
website

Each of these winning artists has the opportunity to show more of their work as Gallery Artists as well as the chance to have a portfolio of their work published in the Gallery's highly-regarded art and literary publication, Still Point Arts Quarterly. Be sure to enjoy the work of these artists in the Gallery.

This exhibition is highlighted in the spring 2013 issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly. Read editor's remarks about this exhibition.

All artists selected to exhibit work in this show:

Nadia Adams, Dennis Angel, Robin Antar, Richard Barrett, Eldred Boze, John Brooks, Philip Clift, Kathy Conway, Megan Dill, Louis Ebarb, Maya Gerr, Irene Hill, Susan Landor Keegin, Catherine Roberts Leach, Jessica Levant, Michael Lynne, Laurie McCormick, Karl Melton, Leyla Aysel Munteanu, Jacqlyn Murdock, Leslie Parke, Dan Pyle, Cheryl Rau, Tatiana Roulin, Jane Soodalter, Marko Susla, Nancy Teague, Kristina Thalin, Leon Vanella, Maciej Zabawa

Ordinary Everyday Objects will remain a featured exhibition through April 30, 2013.

View the exhibition video!