FINDING THE LIGHT - Photographic Exhibition

Sep 25, 2015

a plant in a pot next to a window

NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital and The Westchester Photographic Society have teamed up for a fascinating look at the element of light as it is interpreted in 68 beautiful and diverse photographs now on view in the hospital main lobby and main hall. The works were created by 39 members of the photographic group which shows biannually at the hospital. This exhibit is titled FINDING THE LIGHT, and the various interpretations of the theme show the wide range of the exhibitors' talents and insights.

In addition to the Westchester Photographic Society members, Joel Biazzo is also exhibiting a collection of small still lifes. Mr. Biazzo is retired and spends most of his time with his pin hole box camera photographing still life and cutting and splitting wood. He earned a full scholarship to Brooklyn Museum Art School, continued his art education at Pratt Institute, and finally earned his degree in interdisciplinary education.

He began his careers in working in advertising art as an illustrator. Then, he worked as a carpenter, ran recreation programs in a hospital for children rehabilitating from orthopedic surgery, and taught teen parents carpentry skills in an alternative school. His photos are from still lifes Mr. Biazzo sets up himself, an art in itself, and are reminiscent of Still Lifes from the Renaissance. Take the time to look closely at all the details. The exhibit will continue through January 4, 2016, and may be viewed between 10 am and 8pm seven days a week.

For more information, contact curator, Suzanne Bohrer Ashley, at [email protected]