May 30 - July 1, 2012
First Friday: June 1, 5 - 9 pm
Artist Reception: Sunday, June 10, 1 - 4 pm
Ever since artist, Keith Sharp, was a little boy, he has always had a love of nature – camping, gardening, plants, walking in parks, and just being outdoors. For many years now, he has been creating photographs of props that he places in real scenes - either outdoors in natural settings or by bringing the natural world inside. In this current series, he began to experiment with printing images of natural scenes and plants on to cotton and silk that he then sewed, staged, re-photographed and then digitally collaged into various scenes. A surrealist at heart, Sharp attempts to create mysterious and subtle images that causes the viewer to do a double take.
"We all play a part in fabricating the world around us. There will always be two worlds – the natural and the manmade." - Keith Sharp