Judy D. Shane: The Painted Photograph
June 17 - July 9, 2017
Opening Reception, Saturday, June 17, 2-5pm
artist in attendance.
First solo show of the Canadian artist Judy D. Shane at the Kostuik Gallery
Judy D Shane’s photographic artworks explore an interdisciplinary dialogue between painting and photography by examining the world of the painted brushstroke as seen through the macro lens. Her art practice questions and challenges the space between painting and photography by using contemporary digital technologies to create multi-layered photographic composites of individually sculpted strokes of paint. These multicolored tiny paint remnants become large scale compositions of three-dimensional realism and materiality, full of energy, much like a movie still of a frozen moment in time, Her art work addresses concepts of mathematical ordering, patterning and repetition with a sense of inquisitiveness that permeates through all of Shane’s named series. She is an expert illusionist, defying her original squeezed, spread, smeared and mixed paint material by presenting all the fine details as almost a living, active entity enticing the observer to reach out and try to touch the image portrayed, only to realize it s a flat 2-D surface. Even Shane’s choice of linen paper and framing confuses and links the understanding between photography and painting.