An exhibition of new photographic work by Michael Flomen. In Higher Ground, the artist has produced a series of large images with light from an unlikely source- fireflies.
Ricco/Maresca Gallery announces an exhibition of new photographic work by Michael Flomen. In Higher Ground, the artist has produced a series of large images with light from an unlikely source- fireflies.
Flomen's earlier body of work, "Rising," references sunlight and snow in fields, transforming familiar landscapes into images that could be the moon, a starry night or a nebulous voyage into space. In turning his attention to the movement and form of the firefly, "photography by natural light" takes on new meaning. The fireflies' paths in Higher Ground look like constellations in uncharted galaxies, or perhaps a scientific rendering of synapses firing in the human brain, some unseen navigation through the big bang. Here, he has taken abstraction to a new level. In his very intricate images, Flomen captures the tireless experience of an environment infused with elusive light and natural beauty. The act of seeing the finished images becomes a journey in which the viewer is inspired to feel a sense of transcendence.
Michael Flomen has been exhibited internationally and his work is in numerous collections including the George Eastman House and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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