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Lou Pingitore Opening Reception This Wednesday at CCTV's Karen Aqua Gallery

Lou Pingitore Opening Reception This Wednesday at CCTV's Karen Aqua Gallery

  • Posted on: 10 December 2012
  • By: Susan

Louis Pingitore exhibits "Color Scapes" at CCTV's Karen Aqua Gallery, through January 13, 2013. The public is invited to an opening reception on December 12 from 5:30-7:30.

"This series of 'Color Scapes' are original photographic compositions that reflect
the fluid nature of light, color, shape and line when stripped of their original form.
These 'Color Scapes' 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, the camera deconstructs
a subject’s visual elements and reassembles them into alternate worlds of
mutated structures and laws. The captured moment reveals 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 and harmony. 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 Pingitore was born in Paris, France in 1963. The son of a United States diplomat, his
childhood was spent living in far flung posts such as Mogadishu (Somalia), Oran (Algeria),
Peshawar (Pakistan), and Port-au-Prince (Haiti), alternating with a year’s post at home base
(Washington, D.C.). As an adult he’s travelled widely visiting countries as diverse as Cuba,
Kenya, Costa Rica, India, Chile, Nepal and Indonesia. He made Cambridge, Massachusetts his
home in 1989, where he now lives with his wife, their son and daughter and their two cats. An
avid photographer since his childhood, he had a breakthrough in developing a new form of
photographic expression in 2009. He has studied extensively under Remy Dubois at Facil-Art, a
French-American collaborative in language and art, where Mr. Dubois has called his work
“hauntingly beautiful” and has said he believes Mr. Pingitore “has created a new form of
photography.” A recent review of his work by the committee of Gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA
has called Mr. Pingitore’s work “absolutely stunning.”