Photography by Brian R. McDaniel

November 4-23, 2016
Photography by Brian R. McDaniel
Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 5:00-9:00 PM

Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Please note, the Emporium is closed Thursday-Friday, November 24-25, for the holiday.

For almost all of my 37 years in photography, I have been shooting “straight” or representational photographs. But after viewing an exhibit of the “Knoxville Seven” at the Knoxville Museum of Art, I have a new perspective. The KMA show featured the work of seven abstract expressionist painters with Knoxville ties.

I have always had an affinity for abstract art, but I had never pursued it in my photography. This work represents a new direction for my art.

I have left the photographs untitled so as not to influence the viewer. I believe that if the object is identified, that is often all the viewer can “see”. I want the viewer to have an open mind and let the photograph speak to them. I believe everyone will have their own unique idea of what the art represents.

These works of art all began as photographs. Only minimal work was done in Photoshop.

“One should not only photograph things for what they are, but for what else they are.” -Minor White

“Photography is an act of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” -Elliott Erwitt

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