PLACE // functional design & photography places art for a home in a home, aiming to bring a mix of people and ideas together in a peaceful living space that reflects powerfully felt encounters, perspectives and memories expressed by the 9 artists who have created this exhibit’s interior design.
22 Haviland Street Gallery, South Norwalk, CT, USA, presents “PLACE // functional design & photography” art for living by Joseph Dermody – furniture; Shiela Hale – furniture; Liz Pagano & Hayne Bayless – lamps; Hayne Bayless – functional ceramics; and photographers Dru Nadler, Yolanda Petrocelli, Andrew Sullivan, Yves Francois Wilson.
Of the 5 photographers in “PLACE”:
International Cinematographers Guild Member and photographer Yves François Wilson (Bridgeport, CT) combines technology, found objects and African-American visual traditions to create small dialogues. His cyanotypes (or “photograms”) trace found objects collected from various neighborhoods around the city and from his own family’s life, leaving an imprint on paper in various patterns and arrangements that turn these everyday household items into beautiful abstractions. Wilson says “I was influenced by Man Ray’s silhouettes but also by the large cyanotypes of Christian Marclay but i wanted to use the items found in my family’s dresser drawers and basements so that it would present our experience.”
22 Haviland Street Gallery, named for its 19th century address in historic downtown So. Norwalk, celebrates nine inspired artists in a new exhibition called “PLACE // functional design & photography”. A free Opening Reception will take place at the Gallery on Thursday, Sept.10, from 6pm-9pm. Gallery hours for this show will be Thursday–Sunday, 3-6pm, through Oct. 8.