ATELIER 1022 Gallery and Carlos Rodriguez-Feo Present
BEYOND THE VISUAL SPECTRUM: Explorations in Alternative Photography
ATELIER 1022 Studio and Fine Art Gallery is pleased to announce ‘BEYOND THE VISUAL SPECTRUM: Explorations in Alternative Photography’ – the first solo exhibit of resident artist Carlos Rodriguez-Feo, opening May 12th, 2012, 6-10 PM.
The photographic works and accompanying rare camera collection featured in ‘BEYOND THE VISUAL SPECTRUM’ form a comprehensive expression of Carlos Rodriguez-Feo’s mantra - ‘Rescuing Photographic Sensibilities’. The Cuban-born artist accomplishes this by taking the South Florida landscape and its landmarks on a journey through alternative processes that combine modern technology with vintage tools and techniques. The organic nature and iconic vocabulary of Rodriguez-Feo’s subjects help them function as visual ‘controls’ by which he showcases infrared photography, silver gelatin photography, hybrid silver gelatin and digital processing, instant image transfers, and pinhole photography. The conversation between old and new, natural light and the invisible spectrum ‘drawn’ out, is carried further with Carlos Rodriguez-Feo’s extensive collection of rare and antique cameras, used in creating the images in the exhibit, and on display to the public exclusively for the opening.
Says Carlos Rodriguez-Feo on the driving force behind his work, “I see us advancing so rapidly into the 21st Century…I want to retain the sensibilities and innocence of the 19th Century, when our (photographic) art was born, but not at the cost of ignoring the present. By merging those vintage tools and pioneer techniques with the latest technology, I hope to create a new artistic vision that hints at what is to come.”
Carlos Rodriguez-Feo holds doctorate and post doctorate degrees in dental and maxillofacial surgery from Georgetown University. He perfected his dark room skills while conducting electron microscopy research there. As a resident artist at ATELIER 1022 Gallery in Wynwood, he has conducted workshops on Advanced Techniques in Photography and 3-D Photography. His work has been featured nationally on the ABC primetime drama ‘Charlie’s Angels’. He currently lives in Miami Beach, FL.
The opening night of ‘BEYOND THE VISUAL SPECTRUM: Explorations in Alternative Photography’ coincides with the Wynwood Art Walk for the month of May. The exhibit will also be on view for the 2nd May date of the newly launched Wynwood Studio Walk – 5-9 PM, May 24th, 2012 (www.facebook.com/WynwoodStudioWalk).