JeffKWW 11:41pm, 4 August 2009
Saw this and through it might be of interest to some members,

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- "Man Made," the organizing theme of the current Staten Island Camera Club show, sounds a little broad, doesn't it? It could just be a matter of avoiding Mother Nature, in favor of subjects that bear the mark of man, right?

Happily, there's more to it than that.

SICC members Miguel Angel, Bruce Brock, Greg Conroy, Liz Dejesus, Barbara Feist, Carolyn Flynn, Diane Griffiths, Jeanne Killackey, Marilyn Kiss, Tony McKay, Steve Most, Anthony Penza, Carl Quattrocchi, Hilda Rubin, Paul Rubin, Lois Segman, Dennis Smith and Mady Most didn't take the easy way out.

Seeking designs (or evidence of design), they went looking for complicated situations, where the information is ambiguous, where natural forces and manmade entities become collaborators or opponents.

Among the more provocative images is Miguel Angel's "Ojos que te ven," in which odd, old hooks in a weathered wall seem bizarrely animated.

Barbara Feist's "Stripes," a photograph of rep ties, each in its own street vendor's cubby, suggests the ingeniousness of the consumer economy and its unexpected beauty of pattern and variation. For layers, it's hard to top Dennis Smith's "Waterfalls," depicting last summer's Olafur Eliasson East River installations. It's a photographer shooting the contribution of an artist who has developed a perfectly artificial version of a non-manmade phenomenon.

"Man Made" is in the Spotlight Gallery at Wagner College through Sunday, Aug. 16. Library hours beginning Aug. 3 are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

aback account [deleted] 9 years ago
Thanks for the heads-up Jeff - sorry I missed this.
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