(PRWEB) June 19, 2004
Large-scale Photographs Catch People Exposing Themselves
Exhibition: Stephen R. Spiller, Artist
Presented by: http://www.appleseednyc.com
Exhibition Dates: June 10 Â August 10, 2004
Reception: Friday, June 25, 2004. 6:00 to 8:00 PM
An exhibition of Limited Edition, Iris Prints by New York City based artist Stephen R. Spiller is on display at:
461 Park Avenue @ 57th Street
New York, NY 10022
In the second floor cafÃ©. It continues until August 10th. Spiller, a recent winner in the 2004 Soho Photo National Competition, presents his newest work from his series: Common Denominator.
He explains: "Common Denominator catches us revealing ourselves in the complex world we inhabit. 'Unstaged' images exposing the truth of spontaneity, and provocative words, remind us that we are the texture of humanity and emotion is the language we speak."
Spiller has been using photography as social commentary since 1995 making images of people in public places engaging in daily life. "People expose themselves", he says, "by their behavior, what they wear or don't wear, what they carry, who they're with, by their gestures Â secret ones, grandiose ones, and everything in-between. And", he continues, "because feelings are organic, they happen without conscious effort giving rise to universality or the notion of a Common Denominator among all humanity."
Spiller's finished pieces are iris inkjet prints, made from 35 mm, black and white, negative film. They range in size up to 41Â x 89Â (framed). Some photographs are accompanied by text, separately framed. The writing is his take on what's happening. "But really," he says, "it's just the opening gambit." The body of work is ongoing.
Borders is proud to host the exhibition as part of its ongoing efforts to support the artists of lower Manhattan. In an effort to promote the NYC arts culture, Borders has joined with http://www.AppleseedNYC.com to present ongoing showcases of downtown artists in its Park Avenue CafÃ© at 57th street. http://www.AppleseedNYC.com is a thriving 'virtual' community of lower Manhattan residents and businesses that reflects the creative and entrepreneurial spirit of downtown NYC through its online and offline events and activities.
For more information please contact Stephen R. Spiller: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.appleseednyc.com