The Darkroom Gallery (VT), International Call for Photography Submissions: Abstraction
Deadline: May 17th, 2017 11:59pm EST
From their call: Abstraction in art and photography is defined as the use of a visual language of color, shape, form, and line to create an image that may exist with an independence from visual references in the real world.
The concept of abstract art goes back as far as Plato, who stated “Straight lines and circles are not only beautiful, but eternally beautiful”. While abstract art itself may have existed since before recorded time, it did not become formalized until the modern era. As the technology of photography paralleled the trends in art, so abstraction became part of the photographic idiom. Almost everyone who’s used a camera seriously has produced an abstract image, if only by accident.
For this exhibition, we’re seeking photos in which color, form, design, and shape take the place of a representation of reality. Think of peeling paint, ripples on water, pat-terns in concrete or asphalt. This is an opportunity to let your imagination off its leash.
Juror: Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer. Based in Portland, OR, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. He is the founder of One Twelve Publishing which originates photography based pro-jects in both print and online gallery formats. One Twelve published their first monograph, a book of large-format photography.
Website link: http://darkroomgallery.com/ex96
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