Photography Opening in New York, Heather Guess Studio
Exhibition opens: December 8, 2010
Location: William Bennett Gallery, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, 3rd floor
Open bar, hors d’oeuvres catered by Pulse Restaurant
Live Urban Dance performance
and gift bags provided by the Patrick Melville Salon and Spa
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Heather Guess’s inaugural solo show is a tale of two cities that stars New York and Cleveland. That the artist maintains a dual residency in both cities, this body of work can also be considered a self-portrait with two distinct sides. Central to the theme of this show are Cityscapes, upon which the artist has cast a fresh light by renaming them “Urban Landscapes.” These photographs naturally divide into two realms: pictures of New York City and of Cleveland. Guess’s New York series brackets a compendium of forms and buildings that comprise the large metropolis, whereas the artist’s Cleveland series seeks to reveal the truth behind the city rather than reflect its current public facade. Underscoring this binary exploration are images that depict fragments of the whole, while others translate realistic elements such as machinery or scaffolding into recondite renderings. Guess’s photographs are large format compositions that experiment with cropping, light, texture and perspective.