A Little Exhibition of Small Photographs (Full Gallery of the Exhibition)

This exhibition was held at SATCH LOST AND FOUND ART STUDIO/GALLERY in the Circle City Industrial Complex in Indianapolis, Indiana from August 7 through September 4, 2015.  Catalogs of the exhibition are available at Satch’s Studio/Gallery.

Thoughts on the Exhibition

Over three years ago, I “retired” from photography. Since then, I have exclusively photographed for myself, with no thoughts of a particular project or exhibition. I have stayed loyal to my art, but with a different perspective that is strictly personal.
With no intention of ever showing this work, except possibly in a casual way with friends, the idea of exhibiting this work did not sit well with me. However, the unique ability to exhibit this work in a friendly environment, with no pressure, thanks to Satch and her studio/gallery, was an opportunity that I decided should be embraced.

The suite of eleven photographs in this exhibition is a small sample of my recent photography. It is assembled in such a way that each photograph is a part of a body of work that is comprised only of my reactions to my day to day life and environment.

Artist Statement

I aspire to discover and reveal the spiritual essence and truth of my environment. For me, photography is a vital element of life; it is esoteric and abstract, yet temporal and existent.

Anything at any time can be subject matter. Often I make images as a reaction to the environment in which I find myself or to something that I observe by looking beyond the obvious characteristics and form of a subject, either instantly or over a period of time.

When photographing I feel and sense the spirit of what I am seeing. The “design” of the subject or scene becomes an integral part of the final composition. I examine and present natureʼs and/or manʼs mark, the combination of which is often societyʼs response to my subject. The resulting photograph shows the condition and existence of the subject within a context, literal or metaphorical.
I photograph within the environment in which I find myself. I do not find it necessary to travel to a specific locale to make photographs that present something exotic, unfamiliar or detached from my day to day existence. Rather I delve into my surroundings within the realm of where I live my life.

Ron Kern, July, 2015

(Click on the first photograph to open the gallery)

This post can also be found under the Exhibitions tab at the top of the page or by clicking on this link.

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