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Text by Maryam Keramaty –
This exhibit features the photography of Matthew Gamber and Harold E. Edgerton. Both artists seem to ask the viewer to look at regular objects from a new perspective. Everyday things like a television screen, a dog wagging it’s tail, a child running, are either blurred out or stop action photography is applied, to achieve interesting results.
Edgerton and Gallery owner, Gus Kayafas, worked together from 1965 to 1990, the year of Edgerton’s death. Kayafas knew Edgerton in a variety of roles including student, assistant,colleague and friend. Edgerton is the inventor of stroboscopic lighting. Matthew Gamber is a Boston-based artist with degrees from Bowling Green State University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University.
My favorite piece, Demolition, is rich with texture and dimension. Gamber’s photo is a 50” x 40”, 3-D pigmented ink jet print. Put on 3D glasses and the dozens of planks of weathered wood jut out towards you in a jumble. The rusty nails especially draw my eye.
There is plenty of rhythm and action in the show. A hammer crashing a sheet of glass, birds flying from open hands and bullets shooting through a lightbulb. The swirl of a baton is slowed down in stop action imagery and you see an almost symmetrical design made of the swirl and whirl of repeating batons.
You will enjoy the variety in this show. The work of two artists, one living, and one past, mesh very well together. Mostly black and white images, the images are basic objects of everyday life; drops of water and a sprig of parsley all come to show their simple beauty.
GET THERE: Take the red line to Broadway Station
SEE IT: On view through August 10th.
MORE INFO: www.gallerykayafas.com/