Photographer and adventurer, Colin Seitz will be featured at the Art Alliance in Red Bank during May. He will show several of his powerful black and white landscapes, using the gelatin silver printing process. All prints will be made by Seitz in his own darkroom.
Seitz brings us back to our human pace through his work - he makes us pause and just look up. In our time of digital photography Seitz has returned to shooting in film and using the traditional materials of the darkroom. His works are studies in black and white, of places & things, of light and shadow, and texture. He asks us to return to the things our humanness should acknowledge, but rather, we have become wired too fast to even notice.
A Jersey Shore resident, Seitz settled upon photography after trying both charcoal and pen and ink. With these he opened his eyes to “the power of black and white and its limitless shades of gray in between.” Using his father’s old manual Nikon 35mm camera, he took up photographing in black and white film and his “passion was born.” He is largely self-taught, and continues to experiment in the field and in the darkroom. He cites Ansel Adams as an early primary influence on his work.
Seitz shows his photographs nationally and has works in several private collections. He received Honorable Mention from assistant curator Ann Wheeler, of the Guggenheim Museum of Art, at the Thirteenth Annual Juried Exhibition at Art Alliance. Most recently he has been selected to be in Landscapes 2017, at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado.
Inside the gallery, members of the Art Alliance will present recent works in Photography Now and Drawing Now, both juried by Seitz.
The show opens on Saturday, May 6, with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend. The exhibition continues through May 30, and can be viewed during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.
Founded in 1978, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County is dedicated to promoting the advancement of the visual arts and providing exhibition, studio, and classroom space to local artists. New members are always welcome and membership by art lovers is also encouraged.
Membership in the Art Alliance is open to visual artists at any skill level and to art lovers. Membership fee is $40 per year, $25 for students with i.d. Benefits of membership include reduced entry fee for all exhibits ($5 per piece for up to 3 pieces for members; $10 per piece for non-members); affordable studio space; diverse classes and workshops; networking opportunities; the possibility of mounting an independent exhibit during the summer. In addition, the Art Alliance maintains a website, a bi-monthly newsletter, and a Facebook page.
Programming at the Art Alliance is made possible in part by Monmouth Arts through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the arts.