Beginning January 3rd, the Alexander County Library’s Main Branch in Taylorsville will kick off their 2017 Exhibiting Artist Series with a new exhibit by Bethlehem artist, John Murgo. In “Transformed,” the artist combines original photography with digital editing techniques and unique filters to produce abstract images
The public is invited to attend an Art After Hours reception honoring the artist on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 6pm – 7:30pm at the Alexander County Library’s Main Branch, which is located at 77 First Avenue SW in Taylorsville.
Murgo began working with digital photography in 2006, finding the process of digital editing to be a fascinating collaboration between man and machine.
“I immediately began using photo editing programs because my goal was to transform my subjects, however not all my work is heavily transformed/abstracted,” shared Murgo.
“What attracted me to this approach was the fact that these programs required the artist to use himself or herself as a filter. Every image I create is unique because I did the editing starting with choice of the subject,” the artist went on to say. “Then I chose how to transform that image into one that was filtered through me. All my education, life experiences, attitude, and skill are what makes my images mine.”
The reception will feature light refreshments and remarks from John Murgo, who will share insight into his creative process. The reception is free to attend all are welcome.
The exhibit will be open to the public through Tuesday, February 28, 2017 during library hours. Visit www.alexanderlibrary.org more information and for holiday hours of operation.
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