Color Scapes:
Abstract Photography by Louis Henri Pingitore

September 15--November 15, 2015

"Palmary", photograph, by Louis Henri Pingitore

From photography’s inception as a new technology through it’s development and gradual acceptance as a medium of fine arts, experimental and abstract works have been an elemental component of it’s history. Abstract, or non-objective, photography depicts imagery removed to some degree from any direct association with objective reality. Commonly viewed a tool for capturing recognizable subject matter from a moments in time, the camera serves to document visual evidence of our shared perceptions. Abstract work, by contrast, can question, play with, blur, and transform our assumptions, and thus provide a window to alternate aspects of that reality.

Light and shadow, color, shapes, and textures may be employed, alone or in combinations, to convey impressions, stimulate sensations, and create moods. Any means of preserving light effects on surface, such as direct manipulation of film and photosensitive papers (or use of digital media), are fair game for experimentation.

We are pleased to present the work of Louis Henri Pingitore, whose work is following the vein of this exploration.

In his words: "These 'Color Scapes' are original photographic compositions that reflect the fluid nature of light, color, shape and line when stripped of their original form. They invite the viewer to consider other possibilities of the visual structure of our world and to inspire a more expansive way of perceiving reality, form, and color by highlighting what we see with what can be imagined. The process employed is an in-camera technique using a hand held camera, a single exposure and natural directional light. Photoshop has not been used, no effects have been added and minimal editing of color saturation and balance has been done post-production. While keeping the shutter open, my camera deconstructs a subject’s visual elements and reassembles them into alternate worlds of mutated structures and laws. The captured moments reveal a parallel universe in which reality and possibility commingle playfully until the shutter is closed. The merging and clashing of color and tone, line and shape, light and dark, push and pull to create a dynamic tension that resolve into peaceful, harmonic images. It is hoped that these images will give the viewer pause to consider what is possible in the visual structure of the world around us."

Louis operates a Studio in Cambridge, MA, and, in addition to his photography, he is an active musician, playing Mandolin with “The Pretentious Fools”.

"Palpator", photography, by Louis Henri Pingitore

There will be an Artist's Reception on Thursday evening, October 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. All are welcome.

This exhibit is made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

Ken Hansen,