KEITH SHARP: PERCIEVING: RECENT PHOTOGRAPHS


 

First Friday, March 3, 5-9 pm.

Artist Reception: Sunday, March 5, 1-4 pm

Keith Sharp, a photographer, offers the following view on his recent work: "Perception is a multifaceted and complex subject. Being visual learners and creators, perception is something that all artists are familiar with. Yet, everyone sees the world differently as the understanding of any image is in the “eye of the beholder.” However, we also understand and comprehend differently due to our psychological, socio-cultural, political, or religious make-up. Therefore, something can be blocking or impeding our view visually and physically as well as impeding our understanding and stance on life mentally. Within this series, the focus is on perception in a variety of ways. In some images, I have blocked the view by having to look through something, almost like a veil. In other images, I show the same scene or concept in which the one scene has been transformed, morphed, or shifted from one picture to the next or within the same picture. It’s all a matter of how we look at life."

Bio

Keith Sharp is a photographer based in Media, PA. Solo exhibitions include: Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA; The Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC; The Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA; US Botanical Gardens, Washington, DC; and FotoFest, Houston, TX. His work was included in various group shows, including: Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; and the Robin Rice Gallery, New York, NY. Collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Radnor, PA