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"Spectra '04 National Photography Triennial"
2004-11-21 until 2004-12-22
Silvermine Guild Arts Center
New Canaan, CT, USA United States of America

Spectra ‘04 invited artists residing in the US to submit recent, original 2- and 3-dimensional art imagery that employeed a photographic processes. Barbara Hitchcock, Curator, Director at the Polaroid Corporation acted as the juror for the exhibition. The Silvermine Guild Arts Center is an important, exciting community of artists, art students, and art patrons. Together they share a commitment to enhancing the cultural life of the region. Based upon the belief that art is vital to the spirit, creativity and wholeness of human beings, the Silvermine mission is to cultivate, promote and encourage the arts; to showcase and serve artists; and to foster arts education and appreciation opportunities for the greater community.

SUSAN SCAFATI PHOTOGRAPHY has received the Barbara Lans Memorial Award for "Descent" from The Italy Series. The exhibition was juried by Barbara Hitchcock who says of the exhibit, “Imagination found its voice in the work of a number of photographers who presented their ideas metaphorically. The imagery I reviewed was truly a visual feast.”

The Silvermine Guild Arts Center, based in New Canaan, CT, is a prominent cultural resource. Previous artists’ exhibitions include Margaret Bourke White, Elaine de Kooning, Alexander Calder and Milton Avery. The Center has also attracted the New York Philharmonic and Merce Cunningham.

Recent SUSAN SCAFATI PHOTOGRAPHY 2004 recognitions include "L'Ecole Nationale Photographie Superieur” Award from the International Center of Photography/ICP, New York, NY for “La Corrida” (Bullfight Project); and also selection by jurors Cindy Sherman, Adam Fuss and Jack Pierson for an Emerging Photographers Exhibition at the Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY for “RESIST.”

Susan Scafati has been a Premiere Portfolio Artist since August 2004. View her complete portfolio at http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/s/scafatiphoto/. Also Susan's work may be viewed online at www.susanscafati.com.

“There is a feeling I get when I am in Italy as if I am teetering between two worlds- the ancient history and the modern life. “The Italy Series” captures fragments of a culture where the landscape is informed by an immense and haunting absence. These fleeting moments narrate a part of the culture under the spell of another world.” -Artist Statement

IMAGE
Susan Scafati
Against The Walls Italy Graffiti Series
2004
Color Photography
20 x 16 inches


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